SHA TO RESURFACE 14 MILES OF US 50 IN QUEEN ANNE’S AND TALBOT COUNTIES

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(August 8, 2014) – The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is beginning nearly $10 million in safety improvements on US 50 in Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. Starting next week, crews will resurface 14 miles of US 50 (Ocean Gateway) between US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) and MD 404 (Dual Highway) in  Queen Anne’s County and from Schwaniger Road (east of Easton) to Barber Road in Trappe in Talbot County.

Lane closures are permitted between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. SHA will use portable variable message signs, arrow panels, cones and traffic barrels to guide motorists through the work zones.  The average daily traffic on these sections of US 50 range from more than 30,000 in Talbot County and more than 44,000 in Queen Anne’s County.

All work is scheduled for completion by the end of the year.  SHA’s contractor for both projects is David A. Bramble, Inc. of Chestertown.

Those who have questions about these projects may contact the SHA District 2 Office at 410-778-3061, toll-free at 1-800-637-9740 or by e-mail at shadistrict2@sha.state.md.us.

SHA thanks everyone for driving safely through the work zone. As crews work to keep work zones safe, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert – 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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