I-70 sign

I-70 sign

​Work Requires Temporary Closure, Detour of the I-70 ramp to Cooks Lane South 

(October 6, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will repair the concrete pavement this weekend on the westbound I-70 ramp ​in Baltimore County from the Woodlawn Park and Ride toward I-695 (Baltimore Beltway). Crews will close the westbound I-70 ramp to Cooks Lane-South between 9 p.m. Friday, October 7, and 5 a.m. Monday, October 10, to allow pouring and curing of new concrete pavement. 

During the closure, motorists traveling from westbound I-70 to Security Boulevard will be detoured onto the ramp to the I-695 Outer Loop (southbound) of I-695 to US 40 (Baltimore National Pike). Motorists will then take eastbound US 40 to the I-695 Inner Loop, and take I-695 past I-70 back to eastbound Security Boulevard to Cooks Lane. 

Motorists on westbound I-70 traveling from the park and ride lot to Cooks Lane-South should allow extra travel time over the weekend. Digital message boards, temporary traffic signs and cones will guide motorists through the detour route. In the event of inclement weather, the concrete work and detours will take place on the next possible weekend. 

This work is part of MDOT SHA’s ongoing program to resurface pavements and enhance safety on Maryland’s primary highway system. MDOT SHA contractor Concrete General Inc., of Gaithersburg, is performing the work.  

Maryland’s Move Over Law requires motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares or other caution signals. The expanded law is in place to protect emergency responders and motorists who encounter a roadside emergency.

​​​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 road​s.ma​ryland.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.