LANE CLOSURES, TRAFFIC SHIFT SCHEDULED THIS WEEK ON EASTBOUND I-70 BRIDGE OVER MD 63 IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

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Lane Shift Marks Start of New Phase in SHA Bridge Replacement Project
 
(December 17, 2013) – Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and changing traffic patterns this Thursday and Friday on eastbound I-70 at the Bridge over MD 63 (Greencastle Pike), west of Hagerstown.
 
As part of an ongoing Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) bridge replacement project, crews are preparing to shift eastbound traffic onto the newly constructed  bridge. Motorists should anticipate temporary single-lane closures on eastbound I-70 Thursday, December 19, and Friday, December 20, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days as crews prepare for and complete the shift.
 
A similar traffic shift on the westbound bridge was completed in November. The eastbound traffic shift marks the start of the project’s next  phase, which includes demolishing and reconstructing the remaining portion of the bridges.
 
The $14 million project is part of SHA’s bridge preservation and replacement program.  Weather permitting, the project will be complete  fall 2014. SHA’s contractor for the project is C. William Hetzer, Inc. of Hagerstown. For more information about the project, visit http://bit.ly/md63bridge.
 
While SHA and its partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert – look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don't follow too closely. Safer Driving. Safer Work Zones. For everyone!
 
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