SHA says it's completed bridge replacement in that area.
There's good news for motorists who travel down Interstate 270 to the Washington DC area to their jobs every morning. The State Highway Administration says it's shifting the lanes along the southbound part of the roadway which crosses over Route 80. It "will be back in its final configuration, which is the original pattern which folks are used to traveling on southbound Interstate 270," says SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar.
SHA had been doing some bridge replacement work in that area for some time.
Gischlar says drivers will notice the shift when they head down I-270 on Thursday morning. "There won't be anything in their way shifting them from one side to the other, which is typical of what we have to do in a bridge replacement which is under traffic control at the time," he says. "So this is great news for motorists."
Gischlar says bridge replacement work will continue on the northbound side for a while. "You can still expect to see construction equipment there, and possible lane shifts," he says.
About 40% of Frederick County residents travel down I-270 each day to their jobs in the Washington DC area.