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Emergency road work scheduled in Frederick County on Sunday; expect major nighttime delays

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Posted at 11:54 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 11:54:23-04

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — Emergency road work scheduled on Sunday in Frederick County, so travelers should expect heavy nighttime delays.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform some emergency road work on the I-70 bridge, over I-70 270 in Frederick County.

The repair will take up to two nights to complete.

Crews will close the left lane on westbound I-70, as well as the dual exit ramp from northbound I-270 to westbound I-70. Crews will work from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

MDOT SHA's contractor, PDI Sheetz, Inc., of Linthicum, will use barrels and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone.

Although traffic volumes drop significantly at night, there will be significant delays during this emergency repair. Therefore, motorists are encouraged to use MD 355 (Urbana Pike), MD 85 (Buckeystown Pike) or US 15/US 340 as alternate routes.