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One lane of eastbound I-70 in Frederick closed for sinkhole repair

August 11, 2011

FREDERICK, Md. — The right lane of eastbound Interstate 70 between Md. 85 and South Street in Frederick was closed Thursday afternoon because of a sinkhole adjacent to the highway, the State Highway Administration said in a news release.

The closure will allow crews to stabilize the shoulder of the highway by filling the sinkhole with cement and rocks, the release said.

SHA engineers and geologists determined that the sinkhole must be filled to avoid impacts to travel lanes on I-70, according to the release.

Drivers are encouraged to use the I-70/Md. 85 interchange to East Street to Md. 144 (Patrick Street) to reach I-70 and avoid the area, the SHA said.

SHA hopes to have the project completed prior to the Friday morning commute, the release said.

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