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(October 18, 2013) – Next week the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin paving five miles of MD 565 (Old Trappe Road) between US 50 (Ocean Gateway) and Maple Avenue near Easton.  Crews will begin Monday, October 21 with the project scheduled for completion by November 1, weather permitting.

Workers will mill and resurface all of MD 565 and apply new line striping. Motorists will encounter flaggers assisting with single lane closures on the two-lane road Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The contractor will also use variable message boards and flaggers to guide motorists through the work zone. Motorists should plan a few minutes of extra commute time during the two-day resurfacing project or use US 50 as a parallel alternate.

SHA’s contractor for the $714,309 project is David A. Bramble, Inc. of Chestertown.

This project was made possible with funding from the Transportation Infrastruc​ture Investment Act of 2013, which maintains crucial system preservation investments and allows Maryland to activate long-term strategies to invest in Maryland’s transportation systems. By putting people back to work in the transportation industry with $4.4 billion in new investments in the next six years, Maryland is creating hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity and providing Marylanders with the transportation infrastructure necessary to grow and prosper for decades to come.

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.  Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Saver driving. Safer Work Zones. For Everyone!

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