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(March 5, 2021) - The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will mill and pave sections of northbound and southbound MD 32 (Patuxent Freeway) at the Burntwoods interchange to improve the roadway surface starting Monday, March 8, at 7 p.m. The work will take two weeks to complete with crews working 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday night through Thursday night. Crews will alternate work on northbound and southbound MD 32 to ensure one direction is open at all times.
The overnight work will start with single lane closure at 7 p.m. There will be a total road closure – in whichever travel direction crews are working -- from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. each night with traffic being detoured using the Burntwoods Road on- and off-ramps.
The work is part of the $127 million MD 32 Phase II widening project that began in 2019 and is expected to be complete in summer 2022. The project will construct an additional travel lane in both directions of MD 32 between Linden Church Road and the I-70 ramps.
MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our customers. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and, look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes. Drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.
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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.