End Almost Near For Rt. 85/I-270 Project in Frederick County.

MDOT SHA Administrator say it should be wrapping up soon.

Frederick, Md (KM) The end is almost near for road construction at Route 85 and Interstate 270. That’s according to State Highway Administrator Tim Smith, who visited Frederick last week as part of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s annual tour of the state.

“We’re basically replacing two poor rated bridges, combining them into one, and upgrading existing exits with wider shoulders,” he says.

The $93-millions project began in 2017.

In addition to replacing the two bridge, MDOT SHA says a partial diamond interchange is being constructed at Route 85 to improve traffic flow

“We’re currently doing some paving now, hopefully with the weather as well as temperature, we can get that all down and hopefully get that wrapped up soon,” says Smith.

MDOT SHA has said the project could be completed by late fall this year.

By Kevin McManus