Route 50 Lane, Ramp Closures Planned As Crews Resurface Annapolia-Area Highway
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD - Crews are resurfacing parts of U.S. Route 50 this month in Anne Arundel County.
That will bring overnight lane and ramp closures to the Annapolis area throughout the project. The roadwork started Tuesday, one day after the Labor Day beach rush. Officials expect to finish by early October, weather permitting.
The work is concentrated on the few miles approaching the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Crews will mill, pave and restripe a 1-mile section of eastbound Route 50 between Whitehall Road and Oceanic Drive. The same work will be done on the eastbound Route 50 ramp from Busch’s Frontage Road up to the Pointless Forest Trail. Resurfacing is also scheduled for the Route 50/Oceanic Drive interchange heading to Sandy Point State Park.
The roadwork will bring single- and double-lane and ramp closures on eastbound Route 50 on Saturdays through Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Temporary signed detours will be in place overnight. Arrow boards, cones, barrels and notice signs will guide drivers through the work zone.
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The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration tapped Fallston contractor Allan Myers MD, Inc. for the project.
"The State Highway Administration understands roadwork can be an inconvenience but is necessary to maintain a safe and reliable highway system," MDOT SHA said in a press release. "Drivers are asked to slow down in the work zone for the safety of all drivers and the crews working to improve our roadways."
Marylanders can get more information by calling the District 5 Office at 410-841-1000 or dialing toll-free at 1-800-331-5603.
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