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Md. SHA to Repave Nearly 5 Miles of OC Coastal Highway

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to resurface 4.7 miles of Coastal Highway in Ocean City in preparation for the busy summer season.
    
According to officials, the resort town sees 55,000 cars on an average summer day.

Daniel Mcavaney lives and works in Ocean City and agrees the road needs work.

"It's a little rough," he said. "I mean certain spots when you hit a manhole or something."

The project will start at the Delaware state line and extend down to 62nd St. near Route 90.

According to the SHA, work will include grinding, milling patching, resurfacing and restriping. Officials said the restriping will improve the visibility of pedestrian safety markings.

The project will cost approximately $3.4 million.

Ronald Scullen said he thinks it isn't worth it though; he's a delivery driver so he's constantly on the main road.

"I think it's a waste of money. There's other things they could spend the money on besides that," he said. "If they want to work on the roads, work on the roads downtown that need to be elevated that flood every time it rains or get a big storm."

Nonetheless, the project is set to begin mid-March, weather depending, and is anticipated to be complete by Memorial Day weekend. SHA officials said crews may have to work extended hours to reach that goal.

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