Northbound I-83 ramp off Padonia Road to close for road-widening project

The ramp to head north on Interstate 83 from Padonia Road will be closed starting Sept. 19, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration.

The closure will be in effect until summer 2021 while crews widen Padonia Road underneath the northbound and southbound bridges that carry I-83 overhead. The $22 million project is expected to ease traffic on Padonia Road during peak travel hours. According to the SHA release, the closure marks the first step in a project that will also replace the I-83 bridges over Padonia Road.

Instead of using the Padonia ramp, drivers will be redirected south on Deereco Road to Greenspring Road, toward the entrance ramp nearest to the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Message signs and concrete barriers will guide drivers, the press release said.

“Motorists should plan on single-lane closures and traffic splits on Padonia Road to provide a safe work zone and allow for removal of the old bridge and construction of the new bridge,” the press release said.

This story has been updated to say the closure will take place Sept. 19 due to impending storms forecast for this week.

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