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Maryland SHA Closes Eastbound US 50 Salisbury Bypass

Posted: 08/15/2017 11:10:00 -04:00 Updated:
Crews working on the eastbound Salisbury Bypass. (Photo: WBOC) Crews working on the eastbound Salisbury Bypass. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- The Maryland State Highway Administration today closed the eastbound US 50/US 13 Salisbury Bypass at the US 50 Business (Salisbury Boulevard) split due to pavement damage and drainage erosion just prior to US 13 Business.

The right lane was already closed at the same location for a pipe repair. The westbound Salisbury Bypass is open and not impacted by the closure.

“Significant rainfall last weekend created additional erosion under the road. For the safety of the traveling public, we closed both lanes, began immediate repairs and are detouring traffic,” said MDOT SHA District Engineer Jay Meredith.

Motorists are being detoured on US 50 Business through the city of Salisbury, which served as the gateway to beach resorts before completion of the Salisbury Bypass.

The SHA is retiming traffic signals on US 50 business to provide additional "green" time to through motorists. Drivers planning to travel to the beach resorts are strongly urged to plan additional travel time. Overhead message signs will alert motorists to the detour, according to the SHA.

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