MD 550 sign)Daytime Work Includes Sealing Road Surface Cracks (September 13, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a system preservation project on MD 550 (Woodsboro Road) in Frederick County tomorrow, September 14. Crews will be crack sealing the road surface to help protect the pavement from water damage and extend its service life. Starting at 8 a.m, crews will begin working on MD 550 between Mill Street and Parsons Vale, a span of nearly three miles. They are scheduled weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The project will take about four days to complete, weather permitting. MDOT SHA’s contractor, Remac, Inc. will use a flagging operation along with signs, cones and barrels to alert motorists and guide them through the work zone. There will also be a truck mounted attenuator within the work zone to protect crews and motorists. 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. 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.