***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO BEGIN REHABILITATION WORK ON MD 14 BRIDGE OVER MARSHYHOPE CREEK IN DORCHESTER COUNTY

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​Detours Beginning July 11 for Brookview Bridge Rehabilitation Project

(June 16, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a bridge rehabilitation project next month to improve safety and reliability on the 91-year-old MD 14/Brookview Bridge (Rhodesdale Eldorado Road) over Marshyhope Creek in Dorchester County.   

The work will consist of deck patching, waterproofing, milling and paving the existing bridge,  necessitating a closure of the bridge, with detours. To perform the work, crews will close MD 14 for 300 feet on both sides of the bridge, starting Monday, July 11. 

Motorists will be directed to take the following posted detour routes:

  • From southbound MD 313 (Eldorado Road) – take westbound MD 392 (Harrison Ferry Road) to southbound MD 331 (Hurlock-Rhodesdale Road) to MD 14 (Rhodesdale-Eldorado Road).
  • From northbound MD 14 (Rhodesdale-Eldorado Road) – take northbound MD 331 (Hurlock-Rhodesdale Road) to MD eastbound 392 (Harrison Ferry Road) to MD 313 (Sharptown Road).

Traffic will be detoured beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, July 11, and the detour will remain in effect until 3 p.m. Monday August 8. MDOT SHA will make every attempt to minimize disruptions, however, area residents may notice some dust and noise during construction. MDOT SHA’s contractor, Covington Machine and Welding Inc., of Annapolis, will perform the work.    

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews, as well as our customers. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving, and look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.  

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov.

Editor’s Note

From intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders.  MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.

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