***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO IMPROVE DRIVING SURFACE ON I-70 RAMP IN FREDERICK COUNTY

I-70 sign

I-70 sign)

​(October 21, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will make overnight pavement repairs to the eastbound I-70 ramp to southbound I-270 starting tonight at 9 p.m.    

To complete the work, MDOT SHA crews will close the right lane of eastbound I-70 and the ramp to southbound I-270. The project is expected to be finished by 5 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22.    

During this closure, motorists will be detoured to the next exit for MD 85, then westbound I-70 and onto southbound I-270. MDOT SHA’s contractor, C.J. Miller, LLC of Hampstead, will use signs, barrels and cones to alert motorists about the closures and guide them to the detour.     

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

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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