With the first of four stormwater drainpipe replacements finally in the books, the State Highway Administration has released the preliminary schedule for two of three other crossings that will require lane closures overnight on Route 113.
According to SHA liaison Bob Rager, these crossings are just the beginning of this kind of work on the road as the decades-old dualization project proceeds towards the final phase, with roadwork estimated to be completed by spring 2019.
There is another phase to the road dualization to install an overpass at the junction of Route 113 and Snow Hill Road. No date has been given for the completion of this phase.
The road was closed and detoured earlier this week to complete the second crossing. Road crews installed a 42-inch pipe as a replacement for the existing one.
“We’re allowing crews two nights to work up to the edge of roadway and get everything in place so the actual closure night runs smoothly,” Rager said. “This worked well last week with the first one.”