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

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​(May 25, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will improve the driving surface of the I-70 (Dwight D. Eisenhower) bridge in Frederick County tonight, Tuesday, May 25. Starting at 7 p.m., crews will be working on the eastbound span of the bridge over US 40 Alternate. Work is expected to complete by 4 a.m. Wednesday, May 26. 

MDOT SHA crews will be patching the concrete bridge deck, after a pothole opened on the bridge earlier today. Crews will be working on the I-70 eastbound bridge over US 40 Alternate, but will need to close the left lane of the bridge located past Exit 48, US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) eastbound. Electronic signs, barrels and cones will be in place to alert motorists about the work zone and lane closure. 

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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