NEWS RELEASE

MDOT SHA RESURFACES I-70 BETWEEN THE TONOLOWAY CREEK BRIDGE TO EAST OF MD  615 IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Motorists Should Expect Nighttime Single Lane Closures

(July 26, 2017) – Beginning early August, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will resurface I-70 between the Tonoloway Creek Bridge and east of MD 615 (Heavenly Acres Ridge Road/Millstone Road) in Hancock. Weather permitting, the $5 million project will be complete late-fall. 

Crews will patch, grind (remove the top layer of asphalt), pave and stripe all lanes and shoulders of I-70.  Other work includes repairing or replacing guardrail and storm water inlet cleaning.

Last resurfaced in 2004, this nearly three-mile section of I-70 is home to an average of 40,000 vehicles daily, 23 percent of which is truck traffic.  MDOT SHA encourages drivers to add extra commute time during construction.

MDOT SHA’s contractor, P&W Excavating, Inc. of McConnellsburg, PA, is permitted to close a single lane Sunday through Thursday between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.   Crews will use barrels, dynamic message signs and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone.

The e-Road Ready 2017 electronic construction brochure is now available by clicking here.  The e-brochure highlights major road construction and maintenance projects in each of MDOT SHA’s seven engineering districts which cover Maryland’s 23 counties.

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver need to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.  Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands.

Maryland drivers can also know before they go by calling 511 or visiting www.md511.org for live traffic updates, including construction delays and lane closures.
 

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