I-70 sign)Overnight Work Includes Pothole Repairs on Roadway and Exit Ramps (July 9, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will make pavement repairs to westbound I-70 between MD 85 (Buckeystown Pike) and the exit ramp to southbound I-270 (exit 53A) in Frederick County during overnight work that starts this Sunday, July 11. Work on the interstate is expected to take one week. The right lane of westbound I-70 will be closed for more than one mile from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning. Work on the ramp is expected to take two nights. The southbound I-270 ramp at exit 53A will close overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning on Sunday, July 11 and Monday, July 12. The detour route directs motorists to use the US 40 Alternate exit to eastbound I-70 and then take the southbound I-270 exit. MDOT SHA’s contractor, Charles J. Miller, LLC, will use electronic board signs, cones, and barrels to alert motorists about the work zone and closures. 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. Stranded motorists can dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance. 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 NoteFrom 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.