The College of Southern Maryland has been advised to expect delays on Mitchell Road between U.S. 301 and the main entrance to the college's La Plata Campus on March 9 due to utility work. Comcast will be replacing aerial cable along the north side of Mitchell Road beginning at 8 a.m. and they anticipate completing the work the same day.
The westbound lane of Mitchell Road will be blocked by the construction crew from U.S. 301 to the college's main entrance, and flaggers will control traffic around the closure. Traffic leaving the college will be directed to avoid the area and to exit to the right onto Mitchell Road when departing from the campus.
As work progresses, the road closure will move westward, ending at the college entrance. Efforts to keep traffic from backing out onto U.S. Route 301 will be made and warning signs will be placed at U.S. 301 and Mitchell Road for drivers to avoid the area.
Individuals traveling to the La Plata Campus on March 9 are encouraged to use Maryland Route 225 (Hawthorne Road). Those traveling from La Plata's U.S. 301 and Route 225 intersection should proceed to the traffic light at Valley Road and Mitchell Road, turn right onto Mitchell Road and use either of the campus entrances on the left. For directions to the campus, view the campus map at http://www.csmd.edu/about/locations/la-plata-campus/index.html. For questions, contact the Public Safety and Preparedness Department at 301-934-7888.