SHA Begins Eastbound US 40 Bridge/Ramp Improvements
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a $3.5 million project to replace the deck (driving surface) of the eastbound US 40 Bridge/ramp over the westbound US 40 ramp to I-70 in Frederick County beginning early September. The project should be complete by spring 2017, weather permitting.
As construction begins, SHA will close the bridge/ramp and shift travel lanes in both directions of US 40, allowing eastbound and westbound traffic to use the westbound roadway. SHA’s contractor will place a concrete barrier between opposite direction traffic. Two temporary traffic signals at Kehne Road will provide local access to US 40.
Additionally, SHA will close the westbound US 40 ramp to westbound I-70 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for two nights after the Labor Day holiday. Crews will detour traffic from westbound US 40 to southbound MD 17 (Main Street) to westbound I-70. The temporary closures allow crews to safely remove the bridge deck surface.
Traffic Will Be Detoured During Construction; Motorist Advised to Slow Down and Stay Alert.