NEWS RELEASE

LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULES UPDATED ON SEVERAL PROJECTS IN FREDERICK COUNTY

New Hours Will Affect Three Projects; Weekend Closure and Detour for MD 28 Bridge over Monocacy River Project

(June 18, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is updating work schedules, including work days, hours and lane closures, on several, key projects in Frederick County.

Beginning Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m., MDOT SHA will close and detour MD 77 between Pryor and Stottlemyer roads overnight to continue work on the replacement of more than 40 aging culverts in Thurmont. The temporary closures and detours will continue Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. until early fall. Single lane closures will continue Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Motorists will be detoured using MD 77 to US 15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway) to MD 550 (Sabillasville Road) to Foxville Deerfield Road and back to MD 77. The $2.1 million project will be complete summer 2020. 

At 10 p.m., Friday, June 21, crews will temporarily close and detour the MD 28 (Dickerson Road) Bridge over the Monocacy River in Dickerson. The bridge will be re-opened by 5 a.m. Monday, June 24 and return to the around the clock single-lane use guided by temporary traffic signals. Travelers will be detoured using MD 109 (Old Hundred Road), MD 355 (Urbana Pike), MD 80 (Fingerboard Road) and MD 85 (Buckeystown Pike). Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time when traveling through this area, especially during the complete closure.

Lastly, beginning July 8, MDOT SHA will close the MD 464 (Point of Rocks Road) Bridge over the Little Catoctin Creek. The closure is necessary to support and expedite the $4 million bridge replacement project, which will be complete by early 2020.

Motorists will be guided around the bridge project using Olive School Road to MD 180 (Jefferson Pike) to MD 17 (Petersville Road). A temporary traffic signal will be installed at     MD 180 (Jefferson Pike) and Olive School Road intersection prior to the closure to accommodate the extra travel.

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews and customers. Drivers need to stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Drive like you work here, and slowdown in construction zones.

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects,click on Road Ready, MDOT SHA's electronic construction brochure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log onto md511.maryland.gov.

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