2017-08-02 / What's Happening

SHA to resurface I-70 in Hancock

Starting early this month, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will be resurfacing Interstate 70 between the Tonoloway Creek Bridge and east of Heavenly Acres Ridge Road/Millstone Road.

The $5 million project should be completed late-fall, weather permitting.

According to a news release from the MDOT SHA, crews will patch, grind, pave, and stripe all lanes of the interstate. Other work includes repairing or replacing guardrail and storm water inlet cleaning.

The almost three-mile section of I-70 was last resurfaced in 2004 and sees an average of 40,000 vehicles daily, 23% of which is truck traffic.

P&W Excavating, Inc. of McConnellsburg is permitted to close a single lane of the interstate Sunday through Thursday between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Crews will be using barrels, dynamic message signs, and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone.

MDOT SHA encourages drivers to add extra commute time during construction.

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