Traffic advisories for Eastbound I-70 at South St., North Market St., East 4th St., Maryland Ave., Mill Island Parkway
October 23, 2013 Contact: Donnie Lawson
City Traffic Engineering Tech – 301.600.3885
Lane and Ramp Closures Scheduled on Eastbound I-70 At South Street in Frederick for Paving - Motorists should be prepared for ramp closures and possible delays on eastbound I-70 in Frederick this Thursday, October 24th into early Friday, October 25th as the State Highway Administration (SHA) completes paving as part of its highway widening project near South Street.
Weather permitting, beginning at 9 AM Thursday, October 24th, crews will close the right lane of eastbound I-70 as well as the ramps from eastbound I-70 to South Street (exit 55) and from South Street to eastbound I-70. Detour signs will direct traffic to the MD 144 (East Patrick Street) interchange (exit 56) via Monocacy Boulevard and East Patrick Street for access to and from eastbound I-70. When paving is complete on the South Street ramps Thursday afternoon or evening, crews will reopen the South Street (exit 55) ramps and close the eastbound I-70/MD 144 (exit 56) ramp for paving. All lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 AM Friday, October 25th.
The daytime closures will allow crews to complete paving during the day, when temperatures are more advantageous. In the event of inclement weather, the work may be postponed. The paving is one of the final steps in a $45 million project that widened I-70 with a third through-lane and auxiliary lane in each direction between the MD 144 and MD 85/East Street interchanges. The new westbound lanes opened October 5th and the new eastbound lanes opened October 19th.
North Market Street – Lane Closure
The lane in front of #715 North Markey Street is scheduled to be closed between Wednesday, October 23rd and Friday, November 1st between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM to accommodate a natural gas main repair.
East 4th Street – Lane Closure
The lane in front of #211 East 4th Street is scheduled to be closed between Monday, October 28th and Friday, November 1st between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM to accommodate natural gas main repair.
Maryland Avenue – Lane Closure
One lane of Maryland Avenue between East Patrick Street and Sagner Avenue is scheduled to be closed between Monday, October 28th and Friday, November 1st between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM to accommodate a Natural Gas Main Repair.
Mill Island Parkway – Lane Closure
Lane closures are scheduled for Mill Island Parkway between Mill Race Road and Monocacy Ford Road between Monday, November 4th and Friday, November 8th between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM to accommodate the installation of a fiber optic cable.