WOODBINE — The State Highway Administration will assist CSX railroad in closing a section of Route 97 (Old Washington Road) in Carroll County beginning Monday, Nov. 7.

The closure is expected to last a week, and is being made to allow CSX crews to repair asphalt and concrete areas around the tracks. The roadway will reopen on Monday, Nov. 14 — weather and work-permitting, SHA officials said.

Crews will close both directions of Route 97 at the CSX crossing north of Interstate 70 at the Carroll/Howard line. Traffic on Route 97 will be directed to use the following detour:

• For traffic heading north on Route 97, motorists will be directed to Old Frederick Road to Woodbine Road to Liberty Road, then back to Route 97.


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• For traffic heading south on Route 97, motorists will be directed to Liberty Road 26 to Woodbine Road to Old Frederick Road, and back to Route 97.

CSX will use message signs and barrels to alert motorists to the work zone and guide them through the detour route.