(MDOT SHA photo: MDOT SHA Logo)(July 23, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has completed the safety project that included extending the acceleration lane at the Greene Street entrance ramp to I-68 westbound, in Cumberland. The new extended lane is scheduled to open Friday morning, July 24. The $3.8 million project covers 0.37 miles and began at the Intersections of US 220 at Greene Street and I-68 westbound towards La Vale. It also included widening and resurfacing as well as upgrading the storm water management facilities and inlets.MDOT SHA’s contractor, First Fruits Excavating, Inc located in Ridgeley, WV, performed the work. 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 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.