***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO MAKE REPAIRS TO I-70 BRIDGE EASTBOUND AT US 15 (JEFFERSON NATIONAL PIKE) IN FREDERICK COUNTY DUE TO DECK PUNCTURE

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​(March 4, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform unscheduled repairs to I-70 Bridge Eastbound at exit 52B, US 15 (Jefferson National Pike) over the next several hours due to a deck puncture.

The right lane will be closed while crews make repairs, which is expected to be until at least 11 p.m. tonight. Motorists are urged to avoid this area and make alternate commute arrangements.

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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