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Friday, August 04, 2017


MDOT SHA to Repair Damaged Culvert and Pavement at Northwood Drive

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has closed the right lane on eastbound US 50/US 13 (Salisbury Bypass) at Northwood Drive due to significant pavement damage caused by a collapsed concrete culvert under the road. MDOT SHA is assessing the damage and developing a repair plan, but expects the work to take until fall.

“The travel lane is damaged and the lane needs to remain closed until the repair is completed,” said MDOT SHA District 1 Engineer, Jay Meredith. “MDOT SHA is evaluating the extent of the damage and will begin the repair as soon as possible. This will create heavy eastbound delays, particularly on Friday afternoons during the summer travel season.”

Due to the culvert damage, a void in the road was created between the damaged section of pipe and the pavement. Crews will repair the culvert, fill the void and repair the concrete pavement. This involves cutting out the damaged concrete, pouring new concrete and allowing it to strengthen. During this process, drivers may not see crews working in the lane closures.

MDOT SHA encourages motorists to use US 50 Business (Salisbury Boulevard) as an alternate route for Friday travels. Drivers should remain alert, allow extra commuting time, and slow down when traveling through work zones. 

“MDOT SHA will re-open the lane as soon as possible and we strongly encourage drivers to use 5-1-1 from a hands-free device to obtain real-time traffic conditions,” added Meredith.

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. 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!


Anonymous said...

Well, you'd better reroute the SB13 to OC detour from what it is to Dagsboro/Brown/Zion/Zion Church or you're going to have traffic backed up to Easton.

What a fustercluck this is going to be! There's been a pile of sand washed onto Northwood Drive after every rainstorm for many years without anyone caring, now we have to pay the price in the middle of season with all the other major rebuilding of extremely young bypass bridges...

Anonymous said...

This is going to be fun...NOT!

Anonymous said...

And some people want to trust their health care to the government when it can't even run the roads properly.

Anonymous said...

I think that completes it. You can't drive anywhere in or around Salisbury without going thru road construction.

Anonymous said...

Regression to the mean

Charlie Darwin

Anonymous said...

That road is not old enough for such a failure. Bad engineering or construction or both.

Anonymous said...

thank you for maintaining our roads and bridges. we have seen horrible failures across our nation. grateful our state has the funds to even do this. many states don't have the funding. sorry for the sissy, whiners comments on this topic. would you like a little cheese with your whine?

Anonymous said...

I agree totally.
These bridges are not that old either and all of them need repairs during the summer?

There is now road construction everywhere in Salisbury!