STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION REPAIRS I-70 OVERPASSES NEAR CLEAR SPRING

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(February 28, 2014) – Motorists will see shoulder closures and occasional daytime lane closures on I-70 near Clear Spring over the  next few months as the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) completes repairs to the Boyd Road bridges over eastbound and westbound I-70.

The bridges are between the Clear Spring (exit 18) and Big Pool (exit 12) exits in Washington County. The $226,000 repairs are part of SHA’s bridge system preservation program and involve rehabilitating the concrete on the bridge piers, or support columns. The bridges are structurally safe, but the repairs will help keep them in good condition and extend their service life. SHA’s contractor for the work is Concrete General, Inc., of Gaithersburg.

The work will begin early March and will be complete this summer, weather permitting. During construction, one shoulder per bridge will be closed with barrier walls. Work will start with the closure of the right shoulders of both eastbound and westbound I-70. When work is completed on the right shoulders, barrier for both bridges will then move to the left shoulders. During off-peak hours, the lane adjacent to the shoulder work may be closed for delivery of materials. The barrier is for work zone protection and equipment access.

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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