Route 15 To Be Shut Down In Frederick County

Emmitsburg, Md. (From Town of Emmitsburg Facebook Page) – “The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is advising motorists about potential traffic impacts and delays during the closure of US 15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway) in Pennsylvania.

Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 26, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will close both northbound and southbound lanes of US 15 at Welty Road in Emmitsburg, Frederick County. The US 15 closure extends to Steinwehr Avenue, approximately two miles north of the state line. PennDOT says the closure is necessary to safely allow crews to replace an underground pipe across US 15.

The detour route uses Welty Road to Old Gettysburg Road/Emmitsburg Road to access US 15. I attached the map from PennDOT. The US 15 closure is expected to be in effect until 6 a.m. on Monday, April 29. You can learn more about the work by clicking here.”