by Geoff Fox
Exit 3 off from westbound Interstate 70 into Hancock by the truck stop will be closed this week as crews from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin a project to repair an underground pipe.
The closure started Monday, April 11, and is in effect hrough Thursday, April 14. During that time, the exit will be closed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Traffic trying to reach MD 144 (Main Street) will be detoured to Exit 1B.
Motorists should expect signage and barrels when approaching the work zone.
First Fruits Excavating Inc. of Ridgeley, WV, will be performing the work.
All work at the site is weather permitting. MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for their crews as well as their customers.