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Resurfacing of 4.6 Miles of Southbound I-270 Between Rockville and Bethesda By Maryland Department of Transportation Will Have Significant Impact on Traffic Through Late Summer

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will resurface 4.6 miles of southbound I-270 (Eisenhower Highway) between MD 189 (Falls Road) in Rockville and Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda in a project that should continue through late summer. The project will lead to significant overnight lane closures. Drivers are advised to plan ahead and expect extra commute time.

The work, which began on June 7, is part of MDOT SHA’s $100 million Innovative Congestion Management project that breaks 14 bottlenecks and adds 12 new lane miles. It also will add more than 30 “intelligent signals” that work together to deliver dynamic traffic management along the entire I-270 corridor.

Crews will mill, pave and restripe the roadway. During this phase of resurfacing, crews are permitted to close up to four of six southbound lanes on I-270 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Two southbound travel lanes will remain open at all times. Additional work times are possible to expedite all phases of the project and keep it on schedule.

MDOT SHA emphasizes its efforts to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for its crews and drivers. Drivers need to stay alert and, look for reduced speed limits, as well for changes in driving patterns.

MDOT SHA provides a look at real-time traffic conditions at

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Release ID: 20-114
Media Contact: Hannah Henn 240-777-8389

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