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Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Brief, Full Closure Required May 11 to Initiate Traffic Shift
(May 2, 2017) – With the busy summer travel season just around the corner, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will be shifting the US 13/US 50 (Salisbury Bypass) traffic back to the regular two-lane, two-way configuration beginning May 10.  The shift will occur in two stages:
A) During the overnight hours of May 10-11 SHA will remove the bidirectional traffic pattern north of US 50 (Ocean Gateway).  The resulting pattern will be one lane in each direction on the inner and outer Bypass loops.  This work will require a full closure of the Salisbury Bypass Thursday morning, May 11, from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m.  All northbound traffic must exit the Bypass at MD 12 (Snow Hill Road) and southbound traffic must exit at US 50.  Motorists should plan alternate routes for travel during these hours.
B) Crews will then complete median work and shift traffic back to the regular pattern, two lanes in each direction, no later than Wednesday, May 24, weather permitting.
The bidirectional pattern south of US 50 will remain in place through early summer for completion of bridge repairs at MD 350 (Mount Hermon Road) and Parker Pond.  Motorists are encouraged to plan extra travel time during construction.
Click here for information about the overall $28 million project to rehabilitate 11 bridges on the Salisbury Bypass.  The entire project will be completed by summer 2018.
Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.  Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands.  Maryland drivers can also know before they go by calling 511 or visiting for live traffic updates, including construction delays and lane closures.


Anonymous said...

It would be nice if they used more than 4 guys to complete this work.
Road work in this Country takes for friggin' ever!

I rarely see them actually working on anything.
Most of the time the road is simply idle with no work being done.

Why not use 3 shifts per day and get the work done?
Or, at least 2 shifts?
Or, at least a full crew of men to do the work for 4 or 5 hours each day?

Anonymous said...

I hear you.

Where are the workers?
Why does it take so long?

Anonymous said...

The better question is why did the bypass need all this work. The darn thing isn't that old.

Anonymous said...

9:05, here's your answer.

Those overpasses are 30-40 years old. They were in the first phase of the bypass building. The last phase, rt 13 to 50 west, wasn't completed until 2002, and is already 15 years old.