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Morris Mill Dam Construction Delayed Until Late Fall

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But after complications to the project required further permitting, Wicomico County Director of Public Works Dallas Baker says it'll be a few more months before work will be completed. 

"It's public works number one priority to get this project moving again and get it done," Baker said.

Neighbors in the surrounding community say it's been inconvenient to go around the detour up to Route 13 just to get to the bypass or Fruitland Walmart. 

"It's very inconvienient, in fact we're going to the bank right now and we have to go all the way around and it's right across the street," Barbara Noonan said. 

"I looked at that Walmart as an easy to run to store, but now it takes longer to get there so now I might as well go to Acme or something," Carolyn Collins added. 

The most frustrating part to some is that crews stopped working on the dam while the permitting process was being finalized. 

"If they were doing something it would be different, but they're not," Jimmy Hobbs said. 

But Baker says that will change soon too, by the end of the week he anticipates crews will be back on site to finish the last leg of the project. 

Baker says the original completion date was set for September, but with these delays, he anticipates late fall for that section of South Division Street to reopen.

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