The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will conduct multiple cleaning and repair operations on MD RT 90, which is also known as the Ocean City Expressway, beginning on March 22 and running through March 25 to prepare for the upcoming summer tourist season. Work includes roadway and inlet cleaning, guardrail and overhead lighting repairs, and concrete deck repairs on the bridges over the St. Martins River and Assawoman Bay.
The work will be completed overnight and requires closing all 12 miles of MD 90 in both directions. These closures will span from US 50 (Ocean Gateway) to MD 528 (Coastal Highway) each night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Road Crews will reopen MD RT 90 each morning by 6 a.m according to MDOT SHA.
Weather permitting, all work will be completed by 6 a.m. Friday, March 26. That being said, our friends over at weather.com are calling for showers throughout the week so this remains to be seen.
Detour signs will be posted so drivers are reminded of alternate routes. Motorists may use US RT 50 for overnight travel to and from Ocean City. Motorists can also take RT 113 into Delaware and come into Ocean City through RT54 on the backside of Ocean City.
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. Drive like you work here and slow down in work zones.
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