US 50 sign)Motorists Should Expect Delays During Overnight Work Hours (September 6, 2022) –The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will start a project Monday, September 12, to improve drainage on westbound US 50 (Ocean Gateway) between east of MD 611 (Stephen Decatur Highway) and Keyser Point Road in west Ocean City. The $144,000 project should be complete by early October, weather permitting.Work includes repairing drainage ditches and inlets and replacing pipes. Motorists can expect single right-lane closures on westbound US 50 overnight, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday evenings into Friday mornings, for about three weeks.MDOT SHA contractor David A. Bramble, of Chestertown, will use barrels, cones and construction signs to safely guide motorists through the work zone.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 NoteFrom 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.