***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA CONTINUES WORK ON MD 32 (PATUXENT FREEWAY) EXPANSION PROJECT IN HOWARD COUNTY

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​Overnight Work Includes Moving Traffic Barriers to Enhance Motorist Safety

(September 30, 2021) - The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is continuing work on the MD 32 (Patuxent Freeway) at Burntwoods Road interchange expansion project in Howard County, and crews will work overnight Sunday, October 3, to remove traffic barriers on MD 32.   

Starting at 9 p.m., crews will have a flagging operation and single lane closures from south of River Valley Chase to north of Triadelphia Road, a span of one mile. The work will be complete by 5 a.m. Monday, October 4, weather permitting. The concrete traffic barriers are being relocated to enhance motorist and work zone safety.   

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 the MD 32 Project Portal page.   

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. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.

Motorists can dial #77 on their mobile devices 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.

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