***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA PROJECT WILL IMPROVE DRAINAGE ON MD 454 (CROWN STONE ROAD) IN CAROLINE COUNTY

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​Pipe Replacement Near Delaware Line to be Completed in One Week 

(August 10, 2022) –The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will work next week on a project to improve drainage by replacing a deteriorated crossroad drainage pipe under MD 454 (Crown Stone Road) between Templeville and Marydel​, near the Delaware line in northeastern Caroline County.

Starting Monday, August 15, crews will work 24/7 to replace the existing metal pipe with a 65-foot long, 49-inch by 33-inch polymer-coated corrugated metal pipe. Crews will also reconstruct the existing end wall, perform erosion protection improvements and pave the roadways surface. The project is expected to take one week to complete, weather permitting.

Traffic will be maintained via a single-lane flagging operation. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and allow extra travel time through the work zone. NOTE: Farm equipment operators are encouraged to verify available clearance prior to approaching the work zone with over-width equipment. MDOT SHA contractor Covington Machine and Welding, of Annapolis, is performing 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.

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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