(MDOT SHA photo: I-83 sign)(July 6, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has installed a new split traffic pattern on I-83 north at the Padonia Road interchange. This new pattern will allow crews to build the second half of the bridge carrying I-83 north over Padonia Road. The new pattern will be in effect through spring 2021. This is part of the second stage of the $25.6 million project to replace the dual bridges carrying I-83 (Baltimore-Harrisburg Expressway) over Padonia Road in the Lutherville-Timonium area of Baltimore County. MDOT SHA contractor, Milani Construction, LLC of Washington, DC, is handling the work. There are two lanes to the left, a work zone area in the middle and one lane to the right. All three lanes on I-83 north will carry through traffic and will remain open during peak travel hours. However, motorists traveling on I-83 north must stay in the far-right lane to exit onto Padonia Road. Motorists can expect single lane closures on Padonia Road westbound between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, and between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. One lane of Padonia Road eastbound is closed and the interchange ramp to I-83 north will remain closed until the project is complete. 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. Learn more about the project HERE. 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 NoteMDOT SHA has a record number 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.