***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO IMPROVE DRIVING SURFACE ON EASTBOUND I-70 AND US 1 RAMP TO MD 32 IN HOWARD COUNTY

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​(October 14, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will be making pavement repairs to I-70 in West Friendship and the US 1 ramp to MD 32 in Jessup overnight Thursday, Oct. 15.   

Starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, crews will close the two left lanes of I-70 eastbound just east of the MD 32 interchange. Once the I-70 resurfacing work is complete, crews will repair the northbound US 1 exit ramp to westbound MD 32. Both the US 1 ramp and the I-70 lanes will be open by 5 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, weather permitting.   

Motorists planning to use the westbound MD 32 exit will be directed to access northbound US 1, turn right on Guilford Road, right onto Dorsey Run Road to MD 32. MDOT SHA will use signs, barrels and cones on both roads to alert motorists about the closures and guide them through the work zone and to the detour route.     

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 driving pattern changes.  Drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.  

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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