***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE NAVES CROSS ROAD PARK AND RIDE LOTS IN ALLEGANY COUNTY FOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

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​No Cars May Enter the Lots After 2 p.m. Friday, September 9; Vehicles Already on the Lots Must be Removed by 10 p.m. Friday

 (September 8, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform a project this weekend to improve both Naves Cross Road NE park and ride lots at MD 144 (Naves Cross Road NE) near the I-68 (National Freeway) ramps in Allegany County, and will need all cars to be removed from the lots by Friday evening, September 9, to allow crews to begin work Saturday morning, September 10. Weather permitting, the project will be complete by 6 p.m. Sunday, September 11.

MDOT SHA crews will clean drainage ditches, cut trees and brush, paint pavement markings, and replace parking curbs. In preparation of the work, no vehicles will be allowed to enter the lots beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, and all vehicles already on the lots MUST be removed by 10 p.m. Friday.​ Cars not removed by 10 p.m. Friday will be towed at the owners’ expense.

Motorists can use the park and ride lot at the corner of MD 144 and Christie Road NE as an alternative during the rehabilitation project. Crews are using portable message boards along the highway as well as flyers to notify motorists in advance.

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.

​​​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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