MD 213 TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE SOUTH OF US 40 IN CECIL COUNTY

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Weekend Closure and Detour Planned November 5-7 for Pipe Replacement

(October 31, 2016) – To expedite replacement of a deteriorated pipe, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will close MD 213 (Augustine Herman Highway) at Manor Road in Elkton beginning 6 a.m. Saturday, November 5.  Crews will work through the weekend and complete the repairs by 6 a.m. Monday, November 7.  SHA will detour traffic approximately one mile using US 40 (Pulaski Highway) and Whitehall Road.  Motorists should follow detour signs.  Local access will be maintained throughout construction.

SHA’s contractor will place a temporary pipe to divert a stream, remove the existing 48-inch corrugated metal pipe and install a 91x58-inch reinforced concrete pipe, then backfill and patch the roadway.  The larger pipe will provide increased stream flow during severe storms.

SHA awarded the $500,000 contract to David A. Bramble of Chestertown. An average of 17,000 vehicles travel this stretch of MD 213 each day.  Performing this work under a weekend closure and detour will dramatically reduce construction time, minimize commuter impacts and improve safety for workers and motorists.
 
 

(Google map:  SHA MD 213 pipe crossing location in Cecil County.)

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 www.md511.org for live traffic updates, including construction delays and lane closures.

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