Crews are repairing a water main break.
A water main break on Route 15 near Motter Avenue is expected to cause some traffic delays on Tuesday.
State Highway Administration spokesman Charlie Gischlar says crews are working to make repairs, which could last into Tuesday evening. "This is a very deep water main. It's about 14-feet under the ground. So it's not your normal run-of-the-mill water main repair, if you will," he says. "This going to require extensive excavation, and repair, and ultimately backfilling and making sure everything is good to go before we can open up those lanes."
Right now, the left lane of Route 15 northbound is open to traffic, but the right lane and shoulder are closed.
Gischlar recommends drivers pick an alternate route. They can use Interstate 70 to exit 56 and get on Route 144 (Patrick Street). From there, motorists can proceed northbound on Monocacy Boulevard to Route 26, and then head west, returning to Route 15 northbound.
Motorists who are coming home from their jobs in the Washington DC area can get on I-70 eastbound from northbound I-270. From I-70, they can get off at exit 54 to East Street, and go north on North Market Street. Drivers can then turn left on to Routzahn Way to westbound Route 26, and then get back on Route 15.