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Md. SHA to Improve Lower Eastern Shore Roads

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MARYLAND.- The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration is investing $12 million to repair and resurface roads in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. Weather permitting, all work should be complete by the end of the year.

During this year-long construction motorists should expect to see single lane closures.

“As crews are out repaving roads and creating a smooth ride for drivers, we ask everyone to slow down in work zones and pay extra attention,” said SHA District 1 Engineer Jay Meredith. 

The roads to be resurfaced are:

Dorchester County ($4.52 million)

  • MD 16 (Taylors Island Road) between Hoopers Neck Road and the bridge over Parsons Creek Bridge - 2 miles;
  • MD 313 (Eldorado Road) between MD 14 (Railroad Avenue) and Maple Drive and MD 313 between Bradford Road and the Caroline County line – 6 miles;
  • MD 331 (Waddles Corner Road) between MD 16 (E. New Market Road) and the Caroline County line – 3 miles;
  • MD 307 (Williamsburg Road) between MD 331 (Academy Street/S. Main Street) and the Caroline County line – 5 miles; and
  • MD 336 (Lakesville Road) between MD 335 (Golden Hill Road) and Blackwater Road -   2 miles.

Somerset County ($1.6 million)

  • MD 358 (Jacksonville Road) between MD 413 (Maryland Avenue) and Byrd Road – one mile;
  • Box Iron Road (MD 358A) – Entire section of roadway - one-quarter-mile;
  • MD 413 (Crisfield Highway) between Tulls Corner Road and South of Tawes Campus Drive - 4 miles;
  • MD 363 (Deal Island Road) between Earl Webster Road and Messick Road - one mile;
  • MD 363 between Benton Circle and Osburn Webster Road – 2 miles;
  • MD 363 between US 13 (Ocean Highway) and Mansion Street - one-quarter mile; and
  • Northbound US 13 at MD 362 (Mt. Vernon Road) turns lanes only.

Wicomico County ($3.4 million)

  • Eastbound US 50 (Ocean Gateway) between Walston Switch Road and West of White Richardson Road – 6 miles;
  • MD 349 (Nanticoke Road) between Hickman Lane and Cedar Hill Parkway - 4 miles;
  • MD 12 (Snow Hill Road) between Airport Road and Nutters Cross Road - one mile; and
  • MD 346 (Old Ocean City Road) between Walston Switch Road and Rounds Road – 3 miles.

Worcester County ($1.7 million)

  • MD 90 (Ocean City Expressway) at MD 589 (Racetrack Road) – Ramp paving;
  • Northbound US 13 (Ocean Highway) between the Pocomoke River Bridge and Market Street – 2 miles;
  • First Street (MD 378A) between MD 378 (Baltimore Avenue) and MD 528 (Coastal Highway) – Ocean City unit block; and
  • Ninth Street between MD 378 to MD 528 - Ocean City unit block.

Crews may close one lane Mondays through Fridays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

To better prepare for travel and commuting, Maryland drivers can know before they go by calling 511 or for live traffic updates. Also available is e-Road Ready 2017 —an interactive listing of all major highway projects. Those who have further questions may call the MDOT SHA District 1 Office at 410-677-4000.


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