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Partial Road Closure Expected on Main St. in Berlin

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 BERLIN, Md.- A portion of Main Street in Berlin will be closed for a sewage repair project that is expected to be under way soon.

Town Administrator Laura Allen said preliminary assessments have already begun. A meeting will be held Thursday to determine the start date.

Once the project begins, the road between Old Ocean City Boulevard (Route 346) and Route 50 will be closed to thru traffic between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for several weeks. There will not be any work done on the weekends.

Jerome Wharton of Berlin said the road is traveled often.

"A lot of traffic comes through this road every day, especially from like 7 to 7:30 a.m. during bus hours," Wharton said. "I think it will affect traffic quite a bit, as a far as a lot of students going through town and a lot of buses going different routes."

Wharton said he plans to use one of several alternative routes to get where he needs to go.

The road will be open to residents during construction. Nadia Layfield lives in one of the homes off the route. She said she is not worried about her street being impacted.

"It's pretty busy, but there's other ways around, so I think it will be fine," Layfield said. "People will figure it out."

Town officials are not sure when the project will be completed.

"It's hard to tell exactly how many days the project will take to complete because of the nature of the work and our dependence on the weather," said Allen in a statement.

"We recognize the importance of the Memorial Day weekend to our residents and guests," Allen said. "If the project is still under way as we approach that weekend, the contractor has been directed to stop work on May 21, button up the project so the roadway is open, and commence work on Tuesday, May 26." 
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