The Maryland State Highway Administration has announced that all travel lanes are now open on southbound I-270, following over two weeks of repairs for a sinkhole that was caused by a failed corrugated drainage pipe in the right lane of I-270 southbound, prior to Exit 9 (I-370).
Per MDSHA last week: “Major pipe failure looked small on surface of SB I-270, but it was only the tip of the iceberg. Damage underneath was not visible to drivers but is 20 ft wide, 15 ft long & 12 ft deep. Crews are installing new 80-ft pipe w/a focus on your safety.”
The Maryland State Highway Administration added that the shoulder will remain closed until after the holiday. Featured photo courtesy of MDSHA.
Great news! Travel lanes are open on SB I-270 in time for the holiday weekend after repair of an underground pipe and significant erosion. The shoulder will remain closed until after the holiday. We appreciate your patience. https://t.co/SbAvb0GfFe #MDOTsafety #MDtraffic pic.twitter.com/bPbnml4x2f
— MD State Highway Adm (@MDSHA) July 2, 2022