Motorists Urged to Use Caution as Work will Require Intermittent Lane Closures

(July 24, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is beginning a project to widen MD 32 (Sykesville Road) between Main Street and Macbeth Way/Piney Ridge Parkway in Carroll County. The $4.8 million project is expected to be complete fall 2020.

The nearly one-mile long project will enhance safety and reduce congestion by constructing a second northbound travel lane and a continuous two-way left-turn lane along this section of MD 32. The project will benefit tens of thousands of residents and businesses, including the National Guard Freedom Readiness Center, which is currently under construction. MDOT SHA partnered with the Maryland Department of General Services, which contributed $723,000 to construct the entrance to the Freedom Readiness Center. 

Crews will also extend, repair and replace drainage pipes under MD 32 and pave and restripe MD 32 within the project limits.

MDOT SHA’s contractor, C.J. Miller, LLC of Hampstead, will place temporary concrete traffic barriers on the shoulder of northbound MD 32. Access to the MD 32 Park and Ride near Circle Drive will remain open and accessible throughout the project.

Construction will require intermittent lane closures, lane shifts and shoulder closures. Approximately 27,000 motorists travel on this section of MD 32 each day.

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our contractor. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on the road and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Drive like you work here and slowdown in construction zones.

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, click on Road Ready, MDOT SHA's electronic construction brochure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log onto

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