Routine road maintenance expected on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
MARYLAND – As the weather improves the Maryland Department of Transportation will be sending out work crews to repave roads in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.
Drivers on the Eastern shore may be experiencing some delays this summer, but it is all in the name of traffic safety. Areas receiving maintenance in Wicomico County include Stockyard Road, Coulbourn Mill Road, East Church Street, and North of Pinehurst Avenue. With that work on the way, Shantee Felix with MDOT, recommends that drivers be cautious when passing through construction zones.
“This is something we do to keep our roads in tip-top shape,” Felix said. “They get wear and tear the more people ride in them so we want to get out there every year when the weather gets warmer to make sure they are still in tip-top shape for people.”
Felix says that you will see the MDOT crews on the side of the roads. They will have their signs up and she encourages people to slow down when they see their work zones in effect.
Residents in the area say some counties have better roadways than others. Thomas Lane has first hand driving experience, traveling in the area for work.
“I drive everywhere on the Shore, and Wicomico County isn’t that bad but there’s places like Somerset County that need. The roads need real real help,” Lane said.
Construction starts April 3rd. It is expected to be finished in the upcoming months.
MDOT is always keeping people informed about roadwork so if you want to go to roads.maryland.gov and click on the project portal you will know construction projects going on around the state.
If you see yourself going on the road and want to see any issues that might affect your travels. You can go online to get real time updates about any weather or crashes that might impact your route.