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A State Highway Administration project to widen Interstate 70 in Frederick will force drivers to adjust their routines into the fall.

The on-ramp from Monocacy Boulevard/South Street to westbound I-70 will close Monday night. To access westbound I-70, drivers should take Monocacy Boulevard east to East Street.

The acceleration lane from Md. 85/East Street will close Tuesday. The move will leave no merge area for drivers pulling onto I-70, and drivers will have to wait for a break in traffic to merge onto I-70.

The SHA is urging drivers to be alert and use caution during the changes, both of which are part of a project to widen I-70 from east of Md. 144 to west of South Street and replace the I-70 bridges at South Street.

The project is expected to last until the fall. The contractor for the project is Corman Construction of Annapolis Junction.

The exit ramp from westbound I-70 to South Street is expected to reopen later in August after being closed since earlier this summer. The SHA is advising drivers to use Exit 56 to East Patrick Street.

Anyone with questions about the I-70 work can call a 24-hour hotline at 855-213-0070.

rmarshall@gazette.net