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US 50 Resurfacing Project Starts Wednesday

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US 50, Md. – Time to cleanup some pavement on part of Route 50.

The Maryland State Highway Administration says crews will resurface 6.5 miles of Rt. 50 from the US 301 split to MD 404.

The resurfacing project starts this week, and will require work at all hours at different times of the year.

“It is day and night, literally” Charlie Gischlar said, spokesperson for the SHA. “With this project... we decided to wait until after Labor Day to get out of people's way.”

The project starts Wednesday as crews start to inspect the pavement that will require patching, closing a single lane Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Gischlar said traffic will be impacted, but ensures it will be monitored.

“We will have an inspector out looking at traffic and if traffic gets bad, we will open lanes and move to the other side and come back to that side later on.”

The SHA said pavement inspections will take about two weeks to complete. Once inspections are finished, SHA's contractor will start patching, grinding (removing the top layer of asphalt) and resurfacing US 50.

The $5.8 million project will happen in two phases, starting at the US 50/US 301 split and moving eastward for about three miles.

Here is how the project will run.

“What we are going to do here... during the day we will have inspectors,” Gischlar said. “They will be looking for where we might need to do patching.”

Once those areas of pavement are marked as needing to be patched, Gischlar said that is when crews start working at night.

“We can't do actual patching until overnight,” he said. “It has to stay closed to pave and saw cut it out. We might start do some patching in September.”

The first phase is expected to continue into late fall.

The second phase picks up mid-spring, where phase one leaves off.

Gischlar said work is expected to be done by late spring.

But until then, to check on traffic, drivers can get real-time traffic conditions on www.md511.org.

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