***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO REMOVE DEBRIS BENEATH MD 180 (JEFFERSON PIKE) BRIDGE IN FREDERICK COUNTY

MDOT 180 sign

MDOT 180 sign)

​Tree and Debris Removal will Require One-Day Bridge Closure 

(June 27, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will close the MD 180 bridge over Catoctin Creek for approximately six hours on Wednesday, June 29, to remove large debris and trees lodged against and under the bridge in the Jefferson area of Frederick County.  

Starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, crews will use a crane and other equipment to pull tree limbs and other debris out of the creek and away from the bridge. The size of the crane requires a temporary closure of the MD 180 bridge during work hours. The work is expected to be complete by 3 p.m. the same day. 

MDOT SHA will use electronic signs, roadway signs, cones and barrels to alert motorists about the work zone and guide them to a detour route using US 340 to access MD 180.  

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.

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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