I-70 sign

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(August 21, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a $31.4 million rehabilitation and widening of two I-70 (Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway) bridges over MD 65 (Sharpsburg Pike) in Hagerstown on Sunday, August 23.

“The Maryland Department of Transportation has never stopped working through the COVID-19 emergency, and we are excited to get started on this important project,” said MDOT Secretary Greg Slater.

Starting at 8 p.m., crews will close the left shoulders on I-70 in both directions between MD 65 and the bridge over Antietam Creek so they can install a concrete barrier wall. The closures are expected to remain in effect through November, weather permitting.

“We are very proud of our ongoing commitment to keeping all of our bridges in Maryland structurally safe and ensuring that they are effectively maintained to last,” said MDOT SHA Administrator Tim Smith.

MDOT SHA contractor Concrete General, Inc of Gaithersburg will be performing the work. The full scope of this project, expected to be complete in the summer of 2022, will replace the decks on four bridges and the superstructure of two bridges. Signage and a barrier wall will be used to alert motorists.

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our customers. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and, look for reduced speed limits, as well as other pattern changes. Drive like you work here and slowdown in construction zones.

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to

Editor’s Note

From intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders.  MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.