US 40 Alt sign)Patching, Crosswalk Replacement is Expected to Complete in Two Weeks (August 18, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin improving US 40 Alternate (Old National Pike) at MD 34 in the Boonsboro area of Washington County on August 30.The work was postponed from August 23. Starting at 7 a.m., crews will begin patching and replacing the existing crosswalk at the intersection. Crews will continue to work 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays until the project’s expected completion in two weeks. MDOT SHA contractor is C. William Hetzer, Inc. of Hagerstown will be doing the work. During the work hours, crews will use a flagging operation at the four-way intersection to safely guide motorists through the work area. Motorists can expect a temporary closure of St. Paul Street when crews reach that leg of the intersection. Signage, traffic cones and barrels will be in place. 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. Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance. 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.