Major Pavement Patching To Begin This Week On I-70 In Frederick County

SHA says lane closures are expected to take place.


Frederick, Md (KM) Some major improvements are planned for a nine-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in Frederick County. This week, crews are expected to begin patching deteriorating pavement along that highway from the Ridge Road overpass to the Washington County line. “Additional work includes improvements, where applicable, to roadside shoulders,” says SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar.

The work is expected to be completed by mid-summer at a cost of $1-million, according to SHA.

Gischlar says the work will be done during the overnight hours. “Motorists can expect single and double lane closures overnight eastbound direction from 7:00 PM to 4:00 AM; and on westbound I-70 between  9:00 PM and 7:00 AM,” he says.

SHA says it’s a heavily traveled highway. “There’s about 71,200 motorists that travel on this section of I-70 each day. But the traffic volumes really drop in the evening and the overnight hours,” says Gischlar. “But this is home to a lot of the heavy commercial traffic so motorists should use caution through this area.”

The contractor for this job is F.O. Day, Inc., of Gaithersburg.

By June 30th, the end of the state’s 2018 fiscal year, SHA says it will have resurfaced or treated nearly half of the state highway lanes since 2015, according to a news release from the agency. That milestone marks the improvement of more than 8,500 lane miles throughout Maryland, again, according to the release from SHA.


By Kevin McManus