Pocomoke road closed for bridge repair
POCOMOKE CITY, Md. – A bridge in Pocomoke, that’s almost a century old, is finally getting some much needed repairs.
Thursday, the Maryland State Highway Association (SHA) closed the Dividing Creek Bridge on Route 364. The bridge, which is right on the Somerset and Worcester County lines, was built in the 1930’s. This project will cost about $2.3 million. Officials tell 47 ABC that a typical bridge repair like this would normally take a year to complete. But SHA says they know this bridge is an important route for agriculture in the fall so they are are doing all they can to make sure it’s done quickly.
“There’s not a lot of traffic on here. It’s about 1,000 vehicles a day, on average. But come the fall, there is a lot of grain that runs down this road that goes to Westover to the mills. So it’s very important for local agriculture and there are a lot of farms on this road that count on this road,” says Bob Rager, spokesperson with Maryland SHA.
If all goes as planned, the project should take about 10 weeks and the bridge will be open around September 2nd. As for detours, SHA recommends that drivers take 113 especially if you are traveling between Snow Hill and Pocomoke.