MD 140 sign)(April 15, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin improving the roadway surface on MD 140 (Taneytown Pike) in the Westminster area of Carroll County starting Sunday, April 18. At 8 p.m., crews will mill, patch and resurface the roadway between WMC Drive/Meadow Creek Drive and the MD 27 (Manchester Road) bridge, a span of nearly two miles. The project is expected to be complete in June, weather permitting. MDOT SHA’s contractor, C.J. Miller, LLC of Hampstead, will perform the work, which will take place Sunday nights through Friday mornings, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists can expect a single lane closure and a flagging operation while work is taking place. Crews will also close the ramp connecting MD 31 (New Windsor Road) to MD 140 and detour motorists using WMC Drive/West Main Street. Electronic message boards, signs and cones will be used to alert motorists and guide them through the work zone. 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 NoteFrom 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.