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Motorists Can Expect Single Lane Closures on I-68, Flagging Operation on MD 36

March 16th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

On Monday, March 21, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin two safety and resurfacing projects on sections of MD 36 (New Georges Creek Road) and Interstate-68 (National Freeway) in Allegany County. For both projects, crews will patch, grind, resurface and install new pavement markings on the roadway. This resurfacing work is necessary to provide a safe and durable riding surface and extend the life of the roadway. 

  • MD 36 – Crews will work weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., from the MDOT SHA salt dome near Sisler Hill Road to MD 935 (Lower Georges Creek Road). During work hours, a flagging operation will be in place to move motorists safely through the work zone. Belt Paving Inc., of Cumberland, will perform the work, which is expected to be completed in May, weather permitting.
  • I-68 – Crews will work weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., between Rocky Gap Road and Street Road. During work hours, motorists can expect a left lane closure in both directions of I-68. P&W Excavating Inc, of McConnellsburg, Pa., will perform the work, which is expected to complete in November.

Signage, cones and barrels will be in place at both project sites to safely guide motorists through the work zones.

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. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones. Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.   

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to