Ramp along I-270 closes to undergo construction

I-270

If you’re heading down I-270 in Frederick you’ll need to be aware of a major ramp closure.

On Monday, The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration closed down exit 31-A that leads to northbound MD-85 onto Buckeystown Pike.

Officials say the closure is necessary to allow crews to match ramp pavement elevations within the interchange.

The ramp is undergoing construction as a part of a $58 million project aimed at reducing traffic congestion and fixing two structurally deficient bridges.

Officials say that motorists are directed to use eastbound I-70 and to exit at MD-85.

Officials expect the ramp to re-open just before Memorial Day.

After the ramp improvements are complete, officials say the next phase will include shifting traffic to the new I-270 Bridge over MD-85.

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