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MD 56 (Big Pool Road) bridge traffic over I-70 returns to original pattern Wednesday

June 1st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will restore MD 56 (Big Pool Road) bridge traffic over I-70 (Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway) to its original pattern tomorrow, June 2. Crews will be working on the bridge deck and will remove the temporary traffic signal. Two-way traffic will be restored on the bridge by the end of the day.  

MDOT SHA contractor Concrete General, Inc of Gaithersburg, will be performing the work. The shift is part of a project to rehabilitate the MD 56 bridge over I-70. Originally constructed in 1964, the bridge is safe for travel, but the bridge deck surface is nearing the end of its service life. Learn more about the project here.      

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our customers.  Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and, look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes.  Drive like you work here and slowdown in construction zones.     

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to  For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to