FINAL PAVING BEGINS ON SOUTHBOUND I-81 RAMPS BETWEEN THE PENNSYLVANIA LINE AND HALFWAY BOULEVARD ON MARCH 12

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Motorists Should Follow Signed Detours; Plan Extra Travel Time

(March 9, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is beginning the final phase of the $6.3 million project to add an auxiliary lane on southbound I-81 between the Pennsylvania Line and Halfway Boulevard in Washington County.  Crews will begin final paving of a total of 17 ramps on I-81 beginning Sunday night, March 12, weather permitting.

SHA will grind (remove the surface layer of asphalt), pave and add pavement markings to the entrance and exit ramps on I-81.  Motorists should expect temporary ramp closures and detours beginning Sunday at 8 p.m.  Crews will work Sundays through Thursdays between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. until complete and then will shift to mainline I-81 final paving.  The entire project should be compete mid-spring, weather permitting.

For more information about the project, please click here.

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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