Roadwork Planned For I-70, I-81 In Washington County

SHA says it will improve safety for motorists.

Hagerstown, Md (KM) The Maryland State Highway Administration will be doing some work on the Interstates in Washington County beginning next week.

The agency says crews will be constructing an auxiliary lane on I-81 between Salem Avenue (Md. 85) and National Pike (US 40) in Hagerstown. In addition, eight miles of southbound I-81 will be resurfaced from the Pennsylvania line to Halfway Boulevard. S-H-A says the project, estimated  to cost $6.3-million, is scheduled  to be finished by the summer of 2017, weather permitting.

The contractor for that project is New Enterprise Stone and Line Company of Enterprise, Pennsylvania. SHA says the company  has permission to close one lane and shoulder of I-81 from 8:00 PM and 5:00 AM.

Also, next week, resurfacing will take place on I-70 from Big Pool Road (Md. 56) to Boyd Road. SHA says that project is scheduled for completion by mid-fall of this year.  That project is estimated to cost $3.3-million.

The contractor for that project is P&W Excavating of McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. SHA has given the company  permission to close one lane between 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Both contractors will patch, grind (remove the top layer of pavement), resurface, restripe the pavement, and install new guardrail.

SHA says resurfacing provides a smoother ride, increases roadway life and enhances  safety by improving friction, drainage and visibility of pavement markings.