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​Overnight Work Includes Moving Traffic to New Travel Lanes

(September 15, 2021) - The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is continuing the MD 32 (Patuxent Freeway) expansion project, and will implement a traffic switch starting Sunday night, September 19, from 8 p.m to 5 a.m. The work was postponed due to weather from Thursday, September 16.

Crews will move traffic on a three-mile section of MD 32 from the existing travel lanes to the newly constructed roadway. The traffic switch will affect both directions of MD 32 between Fox Chase Road and the Burntwoods Road interchange and will allow construction crews to rehabilitate the existing northbound and southbound lanes.   

Crews will use a flagging operation and single-lane closures to move traffic. The exit ramp on southbound MD 32 to Ten Oaks Road will also be closed overnight. Motorists will be detoured to Linden Church Road and take northbound MD 32 to access the Burntwoods Road interchange and Ten Oaks Road.   

The overnight work will also include setting support beams on a new bridge near Fox Chase Road. The work and lane closures will end by 5 a.m. Friday, September 17, weather permitting.

The work is part of the $127 million MD 32 Phase II widening project that began in 2019 and is expected to be complete in 2022. The project will construct an additional travel lane in both directions of MD 32 between Linden Church Road and the I-70 ramps. Learn more about the project by clicking HERE.

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, look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones. Motorists can dial #77 or 911 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.