Closure necessary to continue work on South Street/Monocacy Boulevard intersection.
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will temporarily close East South Street between Franklin Street and Monocacy Boulevard beginning Friday night, April 13 and open the road by 5 a.m. Monday, April 16.
The detour route is Franklin Street to Patrick Street, then Monocacy Boulevard and then back to East South Street. SHA will use signs and construction barrels to guide motorists through the work zone.
Work during the weekend closure includes excavation, roadbed construction and paving. SHA will also install new pavement makings at the intersection of East South Street and Monocacy Boulevard. The work is part of SHA’s $44 million project to widen I-70 at South Street and replace the I-70 bridges over South Street in Frederick.
The entire project should be complete summer 2013, weather permitting.