US 40 alt signFlagging Operation In Effect November 1 Through December 8 (October 31, 2023) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will assist Antietam Cable with a utility project on US 40 Alternate (Frederick Street) between Kenly Avenue and Toms Road near Hagerstown. Utility crews work Mondays through Fridays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. starting November 1. The project is expected to be completed by December 8, weather permitting.Crews will be installing fiber optic cable on existing utility poles. Drivers can expect single-lane closures guided by a flagging operation during work. The utility company will also use signs and barrels to guide traffic through the work zone. The State Highway Administration understands that roadwork is inconvenient but is necessary to maintain a world-class transportation system. All motorists are asked to please stay alert and be patient while driving through work zones. For a list of all major State Highway Administration projects, go to Project Portal, or visit the homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov.