MDOT SHA TO IMPROVE SECTION OF US 40 NEAR THE GOLDEN MILE FREDERICK COUNTY

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Motorists Can Expect Daytime Single Lane Closures

(July 5, 2018) – Next week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a project to improve the ride quality on US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) between Old Camp Road and I-70 ramps. The $1.2 million project will be complete by late-August.

MDOT SHA’s contractor, F.O. Day Inc. of Rockville, will grind (remove the top layer of asphalt), patch, pave and restore pavement markers/line striping on US 40 in the project area. Motorists can expect single lane closures Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Crews will use arrow boards, cones and barrels to guide motorists through the work zone. Approximately 15,200 vehicles travel on this section of US 40 each day, so motorists should allow for extra commuting time during work hours.

As of June 30, which was the end of the State’s 2018 fiscal year, MDOT SHA has resurfaced or treated half of all state highway lane miles since 2015. This milestone marks the improvement of nearly 8,500 lane miles, calculated by miles of highway multiplied by the number of lanes, improving safety and enhancing the customer experience for millions of drivers across the state.

While MDOT SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands. 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 www.md511.org.

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