SHA To Improve Road Conditions on Interstate 370

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (SHA) is scheduled to begin a renovation and improvement project on Interstate 370.

Road 270This resurfacing project includes more than five miles of I-370 between Interstate 270 and MD 355 in Gaithersburg.

SHA official said the work is “already underway and started a week ago.”

According to a news release, ramps on I-270/I-370 and I-370/MD 355 will also be part of the project. The work also includes repairing and replacing sidewalks and sidewalk ramps for Americans With Disability Act (ADA) compliance along Pleasant Road and Shady Grove Road, upgrading traffic signals at the end of the ramp from I-370 to Pleasant Road and I-370 to MD 355 with new mast arms, signal heads and LEDs.

The project cost $4.6 million and should be complete by late fall.

Crews have permission to temporarily close one traffic lane in both directions of I-370 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Double lane closures are permitted overnight, Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. During the current roadway patching operation, two-lane closures are also permitted from Friday night at 9 p.m. through Monday morning at 5 a.m., also according to the news release.

According to SHA official, more than 90,000 vehicles use this section of I-370 daily. In addition to this project, drivers may also encounter mobile or short-term work zones.

SHA’s contractor for this work is Allan Myers MD, Inc. of Columbia. For more information about SHA projects, click here.

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Aline Barros

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Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.


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