Work is expected to begin on Marriottsville Road Thursday, May 9 to create a bypass lane onto I-70.

According to the county, the project will include creating a left-turn lane from southbound Marriottsville Road onto eastbound I-70.

The new turn lane will allow motorists traveling south on Marriottsville Road to bypass the traffic turning east onto I-70.

County officials expect the project to be completed in August. Motorists can expect occassional, brief delays. Flagging operations will be in place to direct traffic as needed.

For more information, contact Lisa Brightwell in Howard County's Public Works Department at 410-313-3440 or publicworks@howardcountymd.gov.