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I-68 Eastbound Detour Starts Tuesday

October 14th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will continue a resurfacing project on eastbound I-68 in  Allegany County beginning Monday, October 16.  Crews will close and detour eastbound I-68 between exit 52 MD 144 (National Pike) to exit 56 Flintstone / MD 144 (National Pike). The detour will be in place because the depth of excavation is too deep for adjacent motorists to pass by safely. On Tuesday, October 17 there will be right lane closures both eastbound and westbound from 4:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  This detour will take place eastbound I-68 on Monday 4 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Tuesday, both eastbound and westbound I-68 will have a right lane closure from 4:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Drivers should plan on additional commute time. The State Highway Administration’s contractor, Belt Paving, Inc. of  Cumberland, will use detour signs and barrels to guide drivers around the work zone.