SHA CLOSES MD 328 (MATTHEWSTOWN ROAD) NEAR BLACK DOG ALLEY IN TALBOT COUNTY FOR WEEKEND FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT

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Project to Reduce Flooding in Area; Drivers Should Plan Extra Travel Time

(November 1, 2016) – On Friday, November 4, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will replace aging and deteriorated twin culverts that carry Kings Creek under MD 328 between US 50 and Black Dog Alley in Easton.  Weather permitting, crews will reopen the road by 5 a.m. Monday, November 7.

The 24-inch metal culverts have outlived their useful life and are in need of replacement.  SHA is replacing the pipes with two 42-inch concrete culverts that will reduce localized flooding during heavy rain storms and snow melt.

SHA’s contractor, Covington Welding and Machine of Annapolis, will close MD 328 at 6 p.m. Friday and immediately begin excavating to remove the old culverts.  Crews will use signage to direct motorists to a detour using Black Dog Alley and MD 331 (Dover Road.)  SHA will suspend lane closures on MD 331 associated with the Dover Bridge project to enhance traffic flow along the detour route.
 
 

 
(SHA photo:  Aging metal culverts under MD 328 to be replaced this weekend.)

SHA will use arrow boards, barrels and detour signs to guide motorists through the work zone.  Approximately 10,000 drivers use this section of Matthewstown Road daily, so motorists should plan extra travel time during the project.  The cost of the culvert replacement is $250,000.

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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