I-795 sign

I-795 sign

​Intermittent Shoulder and Single-Lane Closures Between Owings Mills Boulevard and Franklin Boulevard through Late August 

(Aug. 10, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin routine pavement testing and drilling operations along I-795 (Northwest Expressway) between Owings Mills Boulevard (MD 940) and Franklin Boulevard Thursday night, Aug. 11.

During the next three weeks, there will be intermittent single-lane and shoulder closures Sundays through Thursdays, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning. The work will require temporary flagging operations on the Owings Mills Boulevard and Franklin Boulevard ramps. In the event of inclement weather, the testing and drilling operations will take place on subsequent weeknights until the operation is complete. 

This work is part of MDOT SHA’s ongoing testing and evaluation of pavement conditions on Maryland’s Interstate highway system.

MDOT SHA advises drivers to plan ahead, allow extra travel time and be aware of testing team vehicles, mobile drilling equipment and work zone safety trailers along this segment of I-795.

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 slowdown 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 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.