***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA PAVING NEW US 219 ROUNDABOUT IN GARRETT COUNTY TODAY

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​(December 11, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is paving the newly constructed roundabout US 219 (Chestnut Ridge Road) and I-68 (National Freeway) in Garrett County. The work began at 7 a.m. and traffic will be detoured until its expected completion at 7 p.m.   

While the paving is taking place, motorists will be guided through the following detour:

  • I-68 eastbound traffic headed north on US 219 will be detoured via Exit 24, Lower New Germany Road
  • Chestnut Ridge Road northbound traffic traveling to US 219 will be detoured to Exit 24, Lower New Germany Road
  • US 219 southbound traffic headed to Chestnut Ridge Road or eastbound I-68 will be directed to Exit 19 , MD 495 (Bittinger Road)
  • I-68 westbound traffic headed north or south to Chestnut ridge Road or eastbound I-68 will be detoured via Exit 24, Lower New Germany Road      

Portable message signs and directional signs are in place on I-68 to help motorists navigate through the detour. MDOT SHA contractor, Triton Construction, Inc from Albans, WV, will be conducting the work. Learn more about the project HERE.  

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov.

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.

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