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State begins work on plans to resurface I-70 between Md. 66 and Frederick

June 15, 2011

The Maryland State Highway Administration has already begun preliminary work on its plan to resurface I-70 in both directions between Md. 66 (Mapleville Road, Exit 35) and the Frederick County line, according to Geoff McCammon. McCammon, a spokesman for the State Highway Administration, says that areas on and around the roadway need to be repaired before anything else can be done.

"We have been patching up certain parts of the highway," he said. "Some of this stuff has to be fixed before we can lay down any pavement."

McCammon says one of the areas that needs to be worked on is the U.S. 40 bridge over I-70 at the top of South Mountain.

"We have to improve some of the concrete there and repair other things on it," he said.

McCammon says the State Highway Administration plans to start paving the highway in mid-July.

Once the paving starts, different lanes on I-70 will be closed at different times in the area between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday midnight to 11 a.m., according to a press release from the Maryland State Highway Administration. Md. 66 (Mapleville Road) will also have lane closures at different times throughout the project.

Close to 60,000 vehicles travel on this section of I-70 each day, according to the press release. The project will cost around $3.7 million and is expected to be completed this Fall. F.O. Day, Inc. of Rockville has been contracted to work on it.

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