The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) continues to remind the public of emergency road work closing the two right lanes on southbound I-270, just prior to I-370, due to a sinkhole. Motorists are to expect “major delays” and are asked to use 355 as an alternate route. You can see live traffic updates here.
According to WTOP, the sinkhole was the result of a broken 6-foot drainage pipe that runs underneath I-270 before Interstate 370. “Part of that pipe, it’s corrugated pipe, has become compromised, so we had to close two right lanes at this time, so we can get in there and assess what’s going on,” Gischlar said.
Per a press release from Maryland State Police: “Per SHA this could be an extended closure of 24 hours or more, and may end up closing the 2 right lanes.” The SHA has put out four alerts on social media reminding motorists of the emergency road work.
ALERT – Montgomery County – Emergency road work closing two right lanes on SB I-270 just prior to I-370. Expect major delays! Until further notice, use MD 355 as alternate route. For a look at traffic cameras, visit https://t.co/d8tJRsasbc #mdotnews pic.twitter.com/jmHURhwemw
— MD State Highway Adm (@MDSHA) June 16, 2022