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SHA begins improvements to Bachman Valley Road

Carroll County motorists can expect single-lane closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on Md. 496, Bachman Valley Road, starting this week.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has begun a project to improve more than 4 miles of the street between Md. 30, Hanover Pike, and Old Bachman Valley Road in Manchester, according to a March 18 media release.


The project is expected to be completed by April as long as weather permits.

Crews will patch, mill (remove the top layer of asphalt), pave and stripe Bachman Valley Road during this time. The contractor, C.J. Miller, LLC. of Hampstead, will use flaggers, cones and barrels to guide motorists through the work zone.


SHA encourages motorists to allow additional time to commute throughout the project as approximately 3,700 vehicles per day travel on this section of Bachman Valley Road, according to the release.

“While MDOT SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes,” it states. “Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.

“Slow down and don’t follow too closely,” it continues. “Work zone safety is in your hands.”

A list of all major MDOT SHA projects can be found on the agency’s online construction brochure. Real-time commute conditions can be viewed online as well, at: