o Reader suggests another detour
Beginning Tuesday morning, the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (SHA) will temporarily close the ramp from southbound I-81, known as Maryland Veterans Memorial Highway, to eastbound I-70, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway, at the I-70/I-81 interchange in Hagerstown.
The ramp will reopen on Wednesday, May 20, prior to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, SHA said in an e-mailed release.
The work is part of a $3.4 million project to improve safety at the I-70/I-81 interchange, the release says.
The closure is necessary to facilitate construction as crews improve the bank elevation of the curve to enhance safety along the ramp, according to the SHA.