FREDERICK, Md. – Heavy trucks are not allowed to travel over the southern portion of Bartholows Road. The Frederick County Division of Public Works has placed a temporary truck restriction on that section of roadway. Signs have been posted alerting trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of 13 tons or more that they may not travel on the road between MD 80/Fingerboard Road and Cowmans Manor Drive. The change is related to the construction of the FC Frederick Soccer Complex and will be lifted when the mass grading associated with the project is completed.
“These restrictions were put in place in response to neighbors who brought us their concerns about safety, noise, and debris,” County Executive Jessica Fitzwater said.
After being alerted to the concerns this summer, the County began coordination with the State Highway Administration on the necessary signage.
Restricted vehicles making local deliveries that are not associated with the FC Frederick Soccer Complex may request an exception to the restriction by contacting DPW’s Traffic and Permit Section at 301-600-2930. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Alternate routes are available to motorists. It is recommended that large trucks follow MD 80 east to MD 27/Ridge Road, then north to Ridgeville Boulevard, then west to Old National Pike, and continue west to Bartholows Road. Alternatively, motorists can use MD 80 west to MD 75/Green Valley Road, then north to Old National Pike, and continue east to Bartholows Road.
For additional information, contact David Olney, Engineering Supervisor, Traffic and Permit Section, at 301-600-2930, or via e-mail at email@example.com.