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Md. highway administration to build park-and-ride at Interstate 81/Md. 68 interchange

August 27, 2013

The Maryland State Highway Administration will begin construction next week on a $1.5 million park-and-ride lot at the Interstate 81/Md. 68 interchange near Williamsport.

The 42-space park-and-ride lot, in the southwest corner of the I-81 Exit 1 interchange, is expected to be completed in spring 2014, the SHA said in a news release.

It will replace an informal gravel parking lot on the shoulder of Md. 68 that has been used for several years by about 20 vehicles per day. That parking area will be unavailable during construction, the release said. 

The park-and-ride will have nine tractor-trailer parking spaces to help meet the need for overnight parking for truckers. Those spaces will be available for overnight use only and will be monitored for violations, the release said.

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As part of the project, the SHA will realign the final 200 feet of the ramp from southbound I-81 to eastbound Md. 68, reconfigure the Md. 68 median, widen the shoulders of Md. 68 at the entrance to the park-and-ride lot and complete stormwater-management improvements, the release said. 

Motorists should anticipate shoulder closures, lane shifts and daytime single-lane closures on Md. 68. 

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