***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA MAKING EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO WESTBOUND I-70 (DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER HIGHWAY) BRIDGE IN FREDERICK COUNTY

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​Crews Closed Left Lane Over Harmony Road; Motorists Advised to Take Alternate Routes

(April 27, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is making emergency repairs to the I-70 (Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway) westbound bridge over Harmony Road near Myersville in Frederick County.    

Crews are restoring a damaged expansion joint on the bridge, requiring a left lane closure on I-70. The work and lane closure are expected to continue all day and through the evening hours.    

When the left lane repairs are complete, crews will close the right lane on the bridge for an inspection and repairs. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route to avoid delays.    

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. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.    

Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.

Governor Larry Hogan has declared April as Work Zone Safety Month in Maryland. For more information on Work Zone Safety, visit roads.maryland.gov and click on the work zone safety banner. Also follow MDOT SHA on Twitter @MDSHA and on Facebook at facebook.com/MDOTSHA

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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