SHA says construction on the project will continue through the fall.
Frederick, Md (KM) This coming Monday, the US Route 15/Monocacy Boulevard Interchange will open to traffic.
Spokesman Charlie Gischlar with the State Highway Administration says motorists will be able to use the new, four-lane bridge taking Monocacy Boulevard over Route 15, and the ramp from Monocacy Boulevard to northbound Route 15. “Thomas Johnson Drive connection to Christophers Crossing which is just to the west of US 15 will now be accessible via the new traffic signal,” says Gischlar. “And great news for pedestrian bicyclists: you’ll have access of a large section, almost a half-mile, a new hiker-biker trail on the north side of Monocacy Boulevard which will connect trail users to area neighborhoods on either side or US 15.”
He says work will continue on the Route 15/Monocacy Boulevard Interchange through the fall, when the project is scheduled to be completed.
“There’s going to be some work and some lane shifts that are going to be associated with this before we can open all these new movements,” says Gischlar. “So on Monday, you can expect a brief detour, while things get put into place, a northbound detour. Motorists will be detoured prior to Monocacy Boulevard to northbound US 15 to eastbound Maryland 26, Liberty Road, and back on to Monocacy Boulevard.”
SHA says more than 45,000 motorists travel that section of Route 15 each day. By 2035, that number is expected to increase to 85,000.
By Kevin McManus