Resurfacing Roadwork Could Cause Delays Overnight on I-70 In Washington County

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will be doing roadwork that will affect drivers on Interstate 70 in Washington County.

Charlie Gischlar, spokesperson for the SHA says the project that is expected to be completed late-fall will have single and double lane closures at times between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

“It’s very important that we get word out. We’ve been doing a lot of roadwork on I-70 and also I-81 this summer. So far, we’ve had a lot of resurfacing projects, which is a good thing, but there is temporary pain involved, which means you might be sitting in overnight traffic,” said Gischlar.

He said workers will be patching, grinding, striping the road and replacing guardrails on the highway.

“What we’re going to be doing is resurfacing I-70 from just east of I-81, that interchange there, down to Maryland 632 which is Downsville Pike in Washington County. It’s not far over the line from Frederick County,” said Gischlar.

Gischlar said to think “orange” when approaching a work zone and to always slow down and pay attention to sign and arrow boards to guide you through the road work.

The SHA says a complete listing of current roadway projects can be found at