I-97 sign

I-97 sign

​Nighttime Work Will Continue Thursday, August 26, and Sunday, August 29

(August 26, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will continue work on I-97 at New Cut Road/MD 3 in Anne Arundel County on Thursday, August 26 and Sunday, August 29. Crews will work on I-97 northbound and southbound overnight, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. both nights, to resurface the existing asphalt bridge approaches.   

During this week’s overnight work hours, crews will close two left lanes in each direction of I-97. On Thursday night, they will be working on I-97 northbound and on Sunday, I-97 southbound. Drivers are advised to use MD 295 or I-95 as alternate routes. All work is weather permitting.    

Customers who have questions about this work and State-numbered routes in Anne Arundel County may contact the MDOT SHA District 5 at 410-841-1000 or toll-free at 1-800-331-5603. Drivers should remain alert for equipment, work crews and changing traffic patterns.     

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. Stranded motorists can dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance. 

Motorists can 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 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.