STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION IMPROVES SAFETY AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

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Guardrail Installation to Occur on Several Major Routes

(April 8, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) has started three projects to install 13.5 miles of new and upgraded median barrier along sections of I-70, I-81 in Hagerstown and US 340 in Sandy Hook, all in Washington County.     

The $3.5 million investment will enhance safety with new guardrail and upgraded / repaired median barriers at these location:

• I-70 between US 40 Alternate and Black Rock Road (4.3 miles) – Hagerstown - $870,000 – Green Acres Contracting Co. of Scottdale, PA.  Estimated completion is fall 2016.

• I-81 between Halfway Boulevard and the Maryland/Pennsylvania line (7.4 miles) – Hagerstown/Maugansville - $2.4 million – L.S. Lee, Inc. of York PA. Estimated completion spring 2017.

• US 340 between Valley Road and Keep Tryst Road (1.8 miles) – Sandy Hook - $280,000 – Long Fence of Crofton.  Estimated completion late summer.

Much of the work will be performed in the center grassy medians.  Motorists should expect left shoulder closures and occasional single-lane closures for material and equipment deliveries.

Construction season has started.  “Think Orange” and slow down and pay attention to the road.  For the latest real-time commuter information, log onto www.md511.org.

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