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Drivers Should Be Alert for Crews and Daytime Lane Closures

(September 22, 2015) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is improving several Upper Eastern Shore highway pavements as part of an $886,000 area-wide project. All pavement resurfacing should complete by late fall.

SHA is resurfacing:

• Caroline County (Preston) - MD 331 (Dover Bridge Road) between Sunset Boulevard and MD 578 (Bethlehem Road) – $68,700. (Average daily traffic 8,000 vehicles daily.)
• Talbot County (Matthews)MD 328 (Matthewstown Road) between Mullet Branch Road and the Caroline County line - $78,800. (Average daily traffic 10,100 vehicles daily.)
• Talbot County (Tilghman Island)MD 33 (Tilghman Island Road) between east of Beechley Road and Mack’s Lane - $290,200. (Average daily traffic 3,700 vehicles daily.)
• Queen Anne’s County (Wye Mills)MD 213 (Centreville Road) between US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) and south of Taylor’s Mill Road – $448,000. (Average daily traffic 10,000 vehicles daily.)

SHA’s contractor, Slurry Pavers, Inc. of Chestertown, will use fog seal, a material used to extend the life of existing asphalt and slow pavement deterioration.  Motorists should expect single-lane closures between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Motorists will be guided through the work zone by flaggers, cones and barrels.

In addition to this project, drivers may also encounter mobile or short-term work zones. Always expect the unexpected, pay extra close attention and drive slowly through any work zone. Whether it’s a tree trimming operation or a bridge project, be aware when orange is there: Think Orange (the color of construction equipment and signs), stay alert and slow down.  Everyone is at risk.