***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO IMPROVE LIGHTING ON EASTBOUND I-70 IN FREDERICK COUNTY NEXT WEEK

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​Crews Will Close Right Lane and Shoulder for Daytime Work 

(December 8, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will work on a project next Tuesday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 14, to improve lighting on a section of eastbound I-70 in Frederick County. Crews will install two new light poles between Monument Road and Mt. Tabor Drive near the South Mountain rest area. 

On both days, crews will work 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the work hours, the right lane and shoulder of eastbound I-70 will be closed to allow crews to safely install and activate the light poles. The work is expected to be complete Wednesday.  

MDOT SHA contractor Lighting Maintenance Inc., of Linthicum, will use electronic signs, barrels, cones, and arrow boards to alert motorists about the work zone and lane closures. A truck-mounted attenuator will also be used to enhance safety. MDOT SHA reminds motorists to slow down when approaching and driving through the work zone. 

Maryland’s Move Over Law requires motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares or other caution signals. The expanded law is in place to protect emergency responders and motorists who encounter a roadside emergency.

​​​​​​​​​​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 road​s.ma​ryl​and.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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