STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE MD 313 NEAR GALESTOWN IN DORCHESTER COUNTY

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(September 12, 2013) – Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, September 13th, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will close MD 313 (Sharptown Road) at Messick Ditch (a tributary of Marshyhope Creek) to replace a deteriorating metal culvert under MD 313. The culvert is located west of Lone Pine Road near Galestown in Dorchester County. 
 
SHA crews will re-open MD 313 by 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, weather permitting. Both lanes of MD 313 at Messick Ditch will be closed 24-hours per day during the two-day weekend maintenance project.  Motorists traveling on MD 313 will be detoured to MD 14 (Rhodesdale Eldorado Road) to MD 331 (Rhodesdale Vienna Road) then  to US 50 (Ocean Gateway), followed by a turn on to MD 54 (Delmar Road) to MD 313.  Motorists traveling in the opposite direction will follow the identical detour in reverse order.
 
There will be temporary flagging operations and shoulder closures before and after the culvert replacement project during the initial mobilization of equipment on Friday, September 13, and again early Monday, September 16 during demobilization.
 
SHA awarded the $150,000 contract for the work to Covington Machine and Welding, Inc., of Annapolis.
 
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. Safer driving. Safer Work Zones. For everyone!
 
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