Westminster, MD, Monday, July 15, 2019 - Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) sent an update on expected overnight work for MD 32. The work began last night with a milling, paving and striping operation to install a new traffic pattern for the project’s duration which required several pieces of equipment. Unfortunately, the work could only be performed at night because this section of MD 32 has restrictions on daytime lane closures.

The overnight work will continue tonight (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. with the possibly of some overnight work on Wednesday; however, the work should be less noisy and intrusive. The contractor is setting the barrier wall along the northbound lane. This work requires fewer pieces of equipment plus the lane closure and flagging operation will be centered around the work location instead of the project limits like last night. After Wednesday, July 17, the construction will be done during daytime hours behind the barrier wall on northbound MD 32 until the project’s completion which is expected next summer.

This project will widen MD 32, construct an additional northbound lane and make drainage and stormwater management improvements. MDOT SHA is working with the contractor to minimize overnight work in the future. If overnight work is required, MDOT SHA will issue a traffic alert which is sent to local media, government and available on our website under “Announcements” by clicking here. Project Engineer, Mike Snyder, can be reached for specific questions about the work being performed or project updates at (240) 291-8981 or via email at MSnyder2@mdot.maryland.gov.