***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA INSTALLING BRIDGE BEAMS ON MD 56 AT I-70 IN BIG POOL TOMORROW AND THURSDAY

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(January 5, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will install beams on the MD 56 (Big Pool Road) bridge over I-70 (Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway) tomorrow and Thursday. This work calls for overnight closures and detours on both directions of I-70 each night between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Crews will be working on westbound I-70 tomorrow, Jan. 6, and eastbound I-70 on Thursday, Jan. 7. Each night, the project will begin with a left lane closure at 8  p.m. and the detour will be set in place by 11 p.m. A flagging operation will be in place on MD 56, along with portable message signs. Detour signs, traffic cones, and traffic barrels will guide motorists through this detour.

MDOT SHA contractor, Concrete General, Inc. of Gaithersburg, will be conducting the work. 

The 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 and other driving pattern changes.  Drive like you work here and slowdown in construction zones.   

For more information about this bridge rehabilitation project, click 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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