***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TEMPORARILY CLOSING MD 288 IN KENT COUNTY FOR WEEKEND WORK TO REPLACE UNDERGROUND PIPES

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​Detour this coming weekend on MD 288 (Crosby Road) near Rock Hall​ 

(July 11, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will have a temporary closure and detour in place this coming weekend on MD 288 (Crosby Road) near Rock Hall in Kent County to allow replacement of a deteriorated drainpipe system carrying a branch of Grays Inn Creek under the roadway.

The closure of MD 288 at the work site will be for the weekend only, beginning 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, and ending at approximately 5 a.m. Monday, July 18, weather permitting. Detour signs will be posted directing motorists to use MD 20 (Rock Hall Road) and Edesville Road to navigate around the work zone. Click HERE​ to view this detour on Google. Motorists are urged to use caution and allow extra travel time.

MDOT SHA contractor Franco’s Liberty Bridge, of Clinton, will replace existing metal pipes with two elliptical reinforced concrete pipes, improving drainage. The roadway will then be resurfaced.

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. ​

Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.

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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