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Interstate 68 at Willowbrook Road Lane Shift Delayed

April 23rd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The MDOT SHA lane shift on Interstate 68 on the bridge over Willowbrook Road has been postponed from Wednesday night until early next week.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform a traffic switch at the I-68 (National Freeway) Bridge over MD 639 (Willowbrook Road) in Cumberland, Allegany County. To perform the traffic shift, crews will detour traffic from each direction of I-68 to the MD 639 ramps. Traffic will travel off the ramps, across MD 639 and back onto I-68 in each respective direction. The shift will be complete by 6 a.m. Thursday, April 25.


During the traffic shift and detour of I-68 across the interchange, traffic on MD 639 will be guided by a flagging operation. Should a police, fire or EMS response occur, priority will be giving to the emergency vehicles.


Following the traffic shift, MDOT SHA’s contractor, Triton Construction Inc., of St. Albans, West Virginia, will begin the final phase of the project, which includes bridge deck demolition and reconstruction of the driving surface and parapet walls. After Wednesday’s temporary closure and detour of I-68, crews will work Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday nights between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. MD 639 traffic will be guided through the project during these work times with a flagging operation.

One Response to “Interstate 68 at Willowbrook Road Lane Shift Delayed”

  1. April 23, 2019 at 12:14 pm, Daniel said:

    It says the work will begin Monday the 29th, and completed by the 25th at 6am. I think someone should look at the completion date, obviously its wrong.


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