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Maryland SHA Continues Work on Rt. 113 Widening Project in Worcester County

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NEWARK, Md. - The Maryland SHA will begin work next month on the final phase of the Route 113 widening project in Worcester County. Work will also continue on Phase 3 of the project.

Maryland SHA released an update on the work Monday.

The Phase 3 project involves widening US 113 to a four-lane divided highway from south of Massey Branch to north of Five Mile Branch Road (3.75 miles).

This phase is part of a larger multi-phase project that will widen US 113 to a four-lane divided highway from Market Street to Hayes Landing Road.

Regular drivers of the highway said the work is necessary to prevent major accidents that happen on the busy roads.

"I've been passed where I shouldn't have been passed. I've been passed on corners where there were double lines. Lives are important, and we have lost lives on this highway," said Mickie Bare of Snow Hill.

Maryland SHA said a majority of the work remaining in this phase includes grading and paving the highway south of Langmaid Road.

In September, crews will begin work on the final stretch of the widening project.

The final phase will see a complete split road from Five Mile Branch Road to north of Public Landing Road.

The SHA said Phase 3 of this project is expected to wrap up in late spring 2018. Phase 4 will continue on into 2019.

Drivers said a few more years of lane closures will be worth it in the long run.

"There's a lot of traffic going through here, north and south. And people fly through here, so at least it gives a little more open space," said Ryan Talbot of Newark.

The SHA said drivers can expect new lane closures once work on Phase 4 begins.

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