***TRAFFIC ALERT*** WEATHER UPDATE: MDOT SHA TO OPEN NEW TRAVEL LANES ON MD 32 (PATUXENT FREEWAY) IN HOWARD COUNTY

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​(June 2, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will finish moving MD 32 (Patuxent Freeway) traffic to the newly constructed southbound lanes Sunday, June 6, in Howard County. The work was expected to complete earlier, but was rescheduled due to weather.

Starting at 9 p.m. tomorrow, motorists can expect a flagging operation and temporary lane closures on MD 32 between MD 144 (Frederick Road) and Rosemary Lane. Work is expected to be complete by 5 a.m. Friday, June 4. Once complete, traffic in both directions of this section of MD 32 will travel in the southbound lanes while crews work on the northbound lanes.    

This work is part of the $127 million MD 32 Phase II widening project that is expected to complete in 2022. The project will construct an additional travel lane in both directions of MD 32 between Linden Church Road and the I-70 ramps. Learn more about the project HERE.

During this week’s overnight work, crews will install guardrail, relocate concrete barriers and roadway markers to prepare the new travel lanes for motorists.    

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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