SHA RESURFACES I-70 BETWEEN I-81 AND MD 632 IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

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Motorists should expect Daytime and Nighttime Single lane Closures

(August 8, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will resurface I-70 from east of I-81 to the MD 632 (Downsville Pike) interchange, in Washington County.  Weather permitting, $1.7 million project will be complete late-fall. 

SHA’s contractor, C. William Hetzer of Hagerstown, will patch, grind (remove the top layer of pavement), resurface, restripe and replace guardrail on the roadway.  Drivers should expect single lane closures between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Approximately 62,000 vehicles use this section of I-70 each day. Motorists should plan extra travel time during the work.  SHA will use barrels, dynamic message signs and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone. While SHA and its transportation 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 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.

A complete listing of current roadway projects is included in e-Road Ready 2016, the online brochure. 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. Those who have questions about SHA projects in Washington County may call the SHA District 6 Office at 301-729-8400, toll-free at 1-800-760-7138 or send email to shadistrict6@sha.state.md.us.

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