SHA Says I-270 Resurfacing Underway

It covers southbound lanes in Frederick.

Frederick, Md (KM)  Resurfacing work has begun on Interstate 270 in Frederick County. The work will involve the southbound lanes  between I-70 and Buckeystown Pike (Rt.85) “We’re also going to taking off the top two inches and then putting a brand new surface on which will improve the friction and stopping in bad weather,” says SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar. “But also with the new pavement markings, it will be better visibility.”

Gischlar  says there will be single lane closures along that section of I-270 from 9:00 PM through 5:00 AM, Sunday through Thursday.  There will be no work done during the Labor Day Holiday Weekend, he says.

There could also be some other inconveniences, Gischlar  says. “When we go to do the interchange ramps, there may be occasional total ramp closures overnight between 10:00 PM and 4:00 AM. It’s very easy; we’ll just send people right through the interchange to get around. We will have to do some temporary closures and detours of the ramp. But we’ll announce them as we come upon them. Right, we’re going to try to get the main line finished at first,” he says.

SHA says  work on this $800,000 project is expected to be completed by mid-September, weather permitting.

In the meantime, Gischlar says motorists who travel that section of I-270 are encourage to add extra time to get to their destinations due to possible slowdowns as a result of the construction. He says there’s also the option of using Route 355 which parallels I-270.

SHA says about 113,000 vehicles travel that stretch of I-270 each day.

The contractor for this project is Pleasants Paving of Frederick.