FREDERICK, Md. (KR) Beginning after Labor Day, the Maryland State Highway Administration will be resurfacing an area of Interstate 70. The roadwork will be between the Carroll County Line and Route 75 in New Market in the west bound lanes.
Charlie Gischlar, with SHA, says it is a $3.2 million dollar project, that is expected to be complete late fall.
“This is a record setting year here at the State Highway Administration in terms of showing every county around a lot of work to improve our roads and Frederick County, Mid-Maryland, is no exception to this,” said Gischlar.
He said crews will patch, grind, pave and strip more than five miles of the roadway.
“The last time this particular stretch of roadway was resurfaced was 1994. So you’re dealing with about 23 years of road that sees a lot of traffic, 64, 000 [drivers] in both directions and you can pretty much cut that in half to 31,000 in the west bound direction. Thirteen percent of that is heavy truck traffic,” said Gischlar.
Gischlar said they will have two lanes of traffic closed at times Sunday through Friday mornings between 9 PM and 6 AM.