***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA IMPLEMENTS TWO-NIGHT DETOUR ON I-70 IN WASHINGTON COUNTY FOR BRIDGE WORK

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​(February 3, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will detour I-70 (Dwight Eisenhower Highway) in Big Pool on Thursday, Feb. 4 and again on Monday, Feb. 8, for bridge work. Starting at 8 p.m. both nights, crews will close and detour I-70 at MD 56 (Big Pool Road) through 5 a.m. the next morning.

This reflects a change from a previously announced schedule.

The detour is part of a project to rehabilitate the MD 56 bridge, which was originally constructed in 1964. Learn more about the project HERE.    

Crews will detour eastbound I-70 tonight and then I-70 westbound will be detoured on Thursday. Each night, the work will begin with a left lane closure at 8 p.m., with a full detour in place by 11 p.m.    

MDOT SHA contractor, Concrete General, Inc. of Gaithersburg, MD,  will be conducting the work.   A flagging operation will guide motorists through the detour.  Portable message signs, along with barrels and road closure signs will be in place along I-70. 

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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