OCEAN CITY — A major milling and repaving project for the north end of Coastal Highway is expected to get underway soon and already resort officials are bracing for the potential impacts.
In December, State Highway Administration (SHA) officials briefed the Mayor and Council on several projects slated for the resort in its Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) for 2016, including a major repaving project for the north end of Ocean City. Coastal Highway from 62ndStreet to the Delaware line will be completely milled and repaved as part of the SHA’s ongoing enhancements along the resort’s main drag, and with it will come the requisite maze of orange barrels, lane closures, detours and altered traffic patterns.
When SHA officials pitched the concept to the Mayor and Council in December, it had not yet been put out to bid. The bid has since been awarded to George and Lynch and the project is tentatively scheduled to begin around March 1, weather permitting. Despite the size and scale of the major repaving project, SHA officials essentially guaranteed it would be completed by the Friday before Memorial Day.