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Monocacy River Bridge to be Closed Overnight for Upgrades This Weekend

Motorists in Montgomery County planning to travel to Frederick County should be aware that one of the major arteries out of the County will be closed overnight for repairs this weekend, as the Maryland DOT begins overnight repairs to the Monocacy River Bridge on MD 28.

Beginning at 6:00 am on Saturday, October 13 and continuing until 5:00 am on Monday, October 15, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will close the MD 28 (Dickerson Road) Bridge over the Monocacy River Bridge in Frederick County. The total closure and detour are necessary as part of the $7.5 million bridge rehabilitation project.

On Monday night, October 15 and continuing until Friday, October 19, MDOT SHA will detour nighttime travelers using MD 109 (Old Hundred Road), MD 355 (Urbana Pike), MD 80 (Fingerboard Road) and MD 85 (Buckeystown Pike). The nighttime closures will begin at 10:00 pm and end by 5:00 am each day. Motorists are encouraged to add additional commuting time if traveling during the closure.

The bridge, which was constructed in 1931, is structurally sound, but the bridge deck (driving surface) has outlived its useful service life and needs to be replaced.