Work Scheduled To Begin This Week On I-68 Near Sideling Hill

MDOT  SHA says crews will remove a temporary barrier wall along the side of the roadway.

Sideling Hill, Washington County, Md (Photo from Md. Dept. of Transportation State Highway Administration)

Hagerstown, Md (KM) Beginning on Wednesday, November 28th, at 4:00 AM, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will be closing two of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 68 near Sideling Hill in Washington County. Spokeswoman Shantee Felix says crews will be removing a temporary barrier wall which was put in place for guardrail work. “We’re also going to replace some traffic barriers there, and do some guardrail work,” she says.

The work, according to MDOT SHA , will  upgrade the traffic barrier and attenuators along eastbound I-68. Felix says the job is expected to take one day to complete. “We already completed the westbound side, and now we’re going to be doing that on the eastbound side. We expect to be complete by eight-o-clock Wednesday night,” she says.

MDOT SHA says there will be a double lane closure at that location, but the far right eastbound lane will open for traffic. The contractor for this project, Carl Belt, Inc., of Cumberland, Md., will be using signs, cones and barrels to safely guide motorists through the work zone.

“It will be a work zone. So we  just advise motorists to allow additional time if they’re going to be in that area within those parameters,” Felix says.

Or, she suggests, take an alternate route and avoid all of this road work.

For a list of all major projects underway by MDOT SHA, motorists are urged to go on line to For real time traffic conditions, go to

By Kevin McManus