Salisbury bypass ramp closure set for Monday

SALISBURY, Md. - Officials say that a Salisbury bypass ramp closure that was originally set for last Friday was postponed for Monday.

The US 13 south to US 13 south/50 east Salisbury bypass ramp closure scheduled for last Friday was continued for Monday. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration decided on Friday afternoon to let portable traffic signals installed along the detour route to work through the weekend without any more traffic from the closure.

The six portable signals were were put at the Salisbury Bypass/Naylor Mill Road interchange to hep safety and traffic flow during the detour. Crews spent last Friday testing and adjusting the signals before Monday's closure and detour.

Drivers approaching the temporary traffic signals are encouraged to "slow down and look up" as many drivers may not see signals at these places. Officials say that closing the flyover ramp from US 13 south to the Bypass is needed to improve safety for drivers and workers fixing a bridge on the ramp.

The closure will also eliminate the bridge work time in half, with completion now set for September. During the closure, drivers can detour via US 50 west to Naylor Mill Road to US 50 East. Detour signs will be posted.

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