***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO IMPROVE THE DRIVING SURFACE ON MD 97 IN CARROLL COUNTY

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​Overnight Single-Lane Closures Through September Required Along One-Mile Stretch of Roadway 

(August 11, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform overnight work beginning this Sunday, August 14, on a project to improve the driving surface and enhance safety on MD 97 (Old Washington Road) between Piney View Court and MD 26 (Liberty Road) in Eldersburg. 

Starting at 8 p.m. Sunday, crews will close one lane of traffic for work and use a flagging operation on MD 97 to direct traffic. Overnight single-lane closures will be in effect 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday nights through Friday mornings, through September, weather permitting.

During the project crews will remove the top layer, repair depressions to smooth out the surface and add a new layer of asphalt across one mile of roadway. Exit ramps at the MD 97 and MD 26 interchange will be closed only when crews are working in that specific area. During that time motorists will be detoured to Old Liberty Road. 

MDOT SHA contractor C.J. Miller LLC, of Hampstead, will use signs, cones, electronic arrow boards and flaggers to alert and guide motorists through the work zone.

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, look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes. Drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.

Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.

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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