***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA IMPROVING MD 24 (VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY) IN HARFORD COUNTY

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​Motorists Should Expect Overnight Lane Closures Through Late Fall 

(September 22, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin work Sunday, September 25, on a project to improve pavement on MD 24 (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway) between MD 924 (Tollgate Road/Emmorton Road) and MacPhail Road near Bel Air. The $4 million project is expected to be complete by late fall, weather permitting.

Crews will work overnight, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday nights to Friday mornings, to mill, resurface and restripe MD 24. Motorists should expect single-lane closures during work hours. MDOT SHA contractor Allan Myers – MD Inc., of Fallston, will use temporary signs, electronic arrow boards and barrels to alert and guide motorists safely through the work zones.

Beginning October 1, 2022, the Move Over Law in Maryland will require motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares or other caution signals. The expanded law is in place to protect emergency responders and motorists who encounter a roadside emergency.

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 road​s.ma​ryland.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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