Ocean City road work project on Coastal Hwy set to begin in Oct.

OCEAN CITY, Md. - Department of Transportation officials announced that a road work project on Coastal Highway (MD 528) has been scheduled for October, in Worcester County.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration says they will begin construction of a median fence and additional pedestrian safety improvements on MD 528 (Coastal Highway), in Ocean City. Officials report that the $7 million construction project is scheduled to begin in early October and end in May 2018.

According to the report, the enhancement will be located on Md 528 Coastal Highway, running from 26th Street to 62nd Street. MDOT says the construction will include lengthening the median left turn lane on MD 528 North at 52nd Street, median fence installation between 62nd Street and Convention Center Drive, median roadway lighting installation between 62nd Street and Convention Center Drive, signing and pavement markings, landscaping, and grinding and paving of existing roadway from 26th Street to 62nd Street.

In reference to the project, Greg Slater, MDOT SHA Administrator, says, "Safety has always been the highest priority of our agency. MDOT SHA has partnered with Ocean City Police, City Council and Public Works offices to create initiatives that better serve both locals and tourists. With their full support and collaboration, the median fencing project is another effort we are taking in making Maryland roads safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians."

Maryland Transportation officials encourage drivers to allow extra time for commuting and be mindful of crews in work zones.

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