***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO RESURFACE NEARLY FIVE MILES OF I-270 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

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​(June 5, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will resurface 4.6 miles of southbound I-270 (Eisenhower Highway) between MD 189 (Falls Road) and Democracy Boulevard in Montgomery County beginning Sunday night, June 7 (weather permitting). The resurfacing project should be complete by late summer.

The work is part of MDOT SHA’s $100 million Innovative Congestion Management (ICM) project which breaks 14 bottlenecks and adds 12 new lane miles and more than 30 intelligent signals that work together to deliver dynamic traffic management along the entire I-270 corridor.

Crews will mill, pave and restripe the roadway. During this phase of resurfacing, crews are permitted to close up to four of six southbound lanes on I-270 between Falls Road and Democracy Boulevard, overnight, Sunday through Thursday, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Two southbound travel lanes will remain open at all times during this work Additional work times are possible to expedite all phases of work and keep the project on schedule. Drivers should plan ahead and extra commute time.

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.

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

MDOT SHA has a record amount of highway construction projects underway across the state to reduce congestion and improve safety.  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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