Lane Shift Taking Place Friday In Washington County

It will occur along Md. 65 at the I-70 bridge.

Hagerstown, Md (KM) There will be a lane shift on Friday in Washington County. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration says the lane shift will take place from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM along Md. 65 or Sharpsburg Pike under the I-70 bridge.. The contractor will shift the lanes to the right, allowing personnel to do work on the left side of Route 65.

Motorists will continue to have access to the all travel lanes on Md. 65, but there will lane closures and brief stoppages while the work is underway. Some of those closures and stoppages could take place on the I-70 ramp  to northbound Md. 65 (exit 29); prior to the workzone at Md 65/Colonel H.K Douglas Drive through South Potomac Street and Premium Outlets Boulevard.

MDOT SHA says all work is weather permitting.

The contractor, Concrete General, Inc,., of Gaithersburg, will use portable signs, cones and barrels  to guide drivers through the work zone. Motorist should plan for extra commuting time.

MDOT SHA says this work is part of a larger bridge replacement project over Md. 65 and the CSX Railroad tracks.

By Kevin McManus