Roadwork on I-81 in Maryland to begin; expect delays

Watch for roadwork on I-81 in Maryland beginning at the end of March.

Traveling through part of Maryland on I-81 will take a bit longer starting at the end of March.

By the end of month, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a $4.6 million project to resurface northbound I-81 between Halfway Boulevard and the Pennsylvania State line in Hagerstown.

Weather permitting the 7.2-mile project will be complete late-summer.

Workers will patch, remove the top layer of pavement, resurface and restripe the section of northbound I-81. According to the SHA, crews will close a single-lane and shoulder overnight during construction for the safety of workers and drivers.

About 62,000 vehicles use this section of I-81 each day, including some 18,600 trucks, according to the SHA.

For real-time travel conditions on I-81 and other roads in Maryland, log onto or call 511.