Fort Meade roads to close Friday for run, road work
May 17, 2012
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (May 17, 2012) -- Fort Meade drivers will experience temporary road closures Friday.
Sections of Mapes, Reece and MacArthur roads will be closed Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. for the "Resiliency Run," which will begin at McGlachlin Parade Field.
Drivers should use the following alternate routes during the one-hour closure:
* Access to west side of post: Use Route 32 gate.
* Access to Defense Information Systems Agency and west side of post: Use Rockenbach Road gate and road.
* Access to Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center and surrounding areas: Use Mapes Road and Llewellyn Avenue gates.
Road barriers and personnel will be used to control traffic during the temporary closures.
Following the run, road will begin to repave asphalt as part of a project that installed a new section of a 20-inch water main will impact drivers near the commissary.
Rose Street and the Mapes Road commissary entrance/exit will close Friday morning for three to four hours following the Joint Service Installation Run. Burger King will be accessible using Reece Road.
The roads will reopen once the asphalt has cooled.
MacArthur Road, near Mapes Road, will close midday Friday.
Drivers will be able to use Rose Street, the Mapes Road commissary entrance/exit, or Ruffner Road to Cooper Avenue to get back onto Mapes Road while MacArthur Road is closed.
MacArthur Road is expected to reopen Friday afternoon once the asphalt has cooled.
Detour signs will be posted.
The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions.