MDOT SHA Invests $5M for I-70 Infrastructure Improvements in Washington County

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is investing $5 million for road resurfacing in Washington County.

According to a press release,

Beginning early August, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will resurface I-70 between the Tonoloway Creek Bridge and east of MD 615 (Heavenly Acres Ridge Road/Millstone Road) in Hancock. Weather permitting, the $5 million project will be complete late-fall.

Crews will patch, grind (remove the top layer of asphalt), pave and stripe all lanes and shoulders of I-70. Other work includes repairing or replacing guardrail and storm water inlet cleaning.

Last resurfaced in 2004, this nearly three-mile section of I-70 is home to an average of 40,000 vehicles daily, 23 percent of which is truck traffic. MDOT SHA encourages drivers to add extra commute time during construction.

Read the full press release for more information.