MD 90 signMotorists Can Expect Delays During Repairs; Consider US 50 as Alternate Route (January 24, 2023) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin routine maintenance work on the MD 90 (Ocean City Expressway) bridges over the St. Martin River and the Assawoman Bay on Monday, January 30. Crews will make repairs to the bridge deck and substructure to prepare for the summer season. Work is expected to be complete by late spring. Crews will work 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday. Motorists can expect intermittent single-lane closures with a work zone and flagging operation. The work zone will accommodate emergency vehicle access to each side of the bridges. Motorists are encouraged to use US 50 (Ocean Gateway) to and from downtown Ocean City as an alternate route during the project duration. MDOT SHA contractor ANA Contracting, of Bethesda, will perform the work. MDOT SHA reminds motorists to check your vehicle to ensure it is winter ready. Make sure tires have adequate tread and radiator hoses are free of leaks or defects. Also, make sure you have a full reservoir of coolant. It is also a good idea to keep a survival bag that includes a protein bar, flares or other warning lights, and a blanket.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.