US 15 sign

US 15 sign

Crews Will Work Overnight Through May; Project Includes Patching and a New Driving Surface Across Three Miles

(March 31, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a project to improve the driving surface and enhance safety on a section of US 15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway) in Point of Rocks, Frederick County on Sunday, April. 3.    

Starting Sunday night, crews will work 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday nights through Friday mornings in the area between Basford Road and the Maryland/Virginia state line just before the Potomac River Bridge. The work, which includes the roundabout on US 15 at MD 464 (Point of Rocks Road), is expected to complete in May.    

As part of the project, crews will remove the top layer of the roadway, patch potholes to smooth out the road surface, and add a new layer of asphalt on more than three miles of US 15. During work hours, motorists can expect a single lane closure and flagging operation during overnight hours.   

The contractor, C.J. Miller, Inc. based in Hampstead, will use signs, cones, electronic arrow boards and a truck mounted attenuator (TMA) to alert and guide motorists through the work zone.   

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.

Motorists in need may 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 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.