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TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Temporary Detour Along I-70 and US 40 E Extended

TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Temporary Detour Along I-70 and US 40 E Extended

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 16, 2023) – On behalf of the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), the Washington County Highway Department announces the temporary closure on I-70 to US 40 has been extended to Friday, March 24, 2023 due to high winds and weather. The closure will be in effect daily Monday, March 13, 2023 to Friday, March 24, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. The closure is for a drainage and bridge improvement project. For more information, read the updated release from MDOT SHA below.


 

**TRAFFIC ALERT**

STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO IMPROVE BRIDGE DECK AND DRAINAGE SYSTEMS ON THE US 40 (NATIONAL PIKE) BRIDGE OVER WESTBOUND I-70 (EXIT 9) IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
Bridge Will Be Closed Daily Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, March 13 Through Friday, March 24; Motorists Encouraged to Allow Extra Drive Time During Project

(March 10, 2023) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin a project to improve drainage and the ride quality on the US 40 (National Pike) bridge over westbound I-70 (Exit 9) in Indian Springs beginning Monday, March 13. To safely perform the work, and expedite the repairs, the bridge will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, March 24, weather permitting. This work timeline has been extended due to high winds and weather. No lane closures will occur on I-70.

Motorists will be detoured using 1-70 Exit 12 turn left off the ramp onto MD 56 westbound (Big Pool Road) and continue to US 40. Motorists should allow additional drive time during the repair and maintenance work. The State Highway Administration’s contractor, Concrete General, Inc. of Gaithersburg, will use barrels, cones, and detour signs to guide motorists safely and conveniently through the work zone.

Drivers are asked to slow down through the work zone for the safety of all drivers and the crews working to improve state roadways. The State Highway Administration understands the closures will inconvenience some travelers and asks all motorists to please stay alert and be patient as you pass through the work zone. 

Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance. For a list of all major State Highway Administration 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.​   

 

For additional information, please contact the Public Relations and Marketing Department at [email protected].

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