MD 144 sign)Work will be Performed Weekdays, November 17-21; Motorists Should Expect a Flagging Operation and Occasional Detours (November 16, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a resurfacing project Thursday, November 17, to mill, patch and pave MD 144 near the I-68 intersection. The start date is weather permitting, and completion is expected Monday, November 21.Crews will work weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. MDOT SHA contractor Belt Paving Inc., of Cumberland, will use signs, barrels and a flagging operation to guide motorists safely through the work zone. Motorists can expect intermittent detours throughout the project. Signs will be in place to assist motorists in navigating the detours. Westbound work will require all traffic leaving Love’s Travel Stop to turn left onto MD 144 westbound and take the Nave’s Crossroad I-68 on-ramp. Eastbound work will require the westbound I-68 Exit 47 off-ramp to be closed with traffic using the Exit 46 off-ramp. Signs will be in place to assist motorists in navigating the detours. Maryland’s Move Over Law requires 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.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 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.