MD 26 sign)Daytime Work Covers Two Miles of Roadway (August 30, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will start a road preservation project on MD 26 (Liberty Road) in Carroll County on Tuesday, September 7. The work was postponed from August 31 due to rain. Crews will crack seal the surface between Buffalo Road and east of MD 27 (Ridge Road), a span of two miles. Crews will work weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the project that will take up to one week to complete, weather permitting. The crack sealing is preventative maintenance work that will help protect the pavement from water damage and extend its service life. MDOT SHA’s contractor, Remac, Inc. will use a flagging operation along with signs, cones and barrels to alert motorists and guide them through the work zone. There will also be a truck mounted attenuator within the work zone to protect crews and motorists. 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 can dial #77 or 911 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.