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MDOT SHA CLOSES EASTBOUND US 50 SALISBURY BYPASS FOR PAVEMENT DAMAGE AND EROSION

Motorists to be Detoured to US 50 Business through Downtown Salisbury

(August 15, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration today (MDOT SHA) closed the eastbound US 50/US 13 Salisbury Bypass at the US 50 Business (Salisbury Boulevard) split due to pavement damage and drainage erosion just prior to US 13 Business. The right lane was already closed at the same location for a pipe repair. The westbound Salisbury Bypass is open and not impacted by the closure.

“Significant rainfall last weekend created additional erosion under the road. For the safety of the traveling public, we closed both lanes, began immediate repairs and are detouring traffic,” said MDOT SHA District Engineer Jay Meredith.
 

(MDOT SHA photo: Crews immediately working on the eastbound Salisbury Bypass.)
 
Motorists are being detoured on US 50 Business through the City of Salisbury, which served as the gateway to beach resorts before completion of the Salisbury Bypass. MDOT SHA is retiming traffic signals on US 50 business to provide additional ‘green’ time to through motorists. Drivers planning to travel to the beach resorts are strongly urged to plan additional travel time.  Overhead message signs will alert motorists to the detour.
 
 
 
 
(Google map: Motorists will be directed to use US 50 Business through Salisbury.)
 
The e-Road Ready 2017 electronic construction brochure is now available by clicking here. The e-brochure highlights major road construction and maintenance projects in Maryland.
 
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