Route 213 con­struc­tion ex­pected in Novem­ber

Cecil Whig - - & - By BRI­ANNA SHEA

ELK­TON—

bshea@ce­cil­whig.com

Trav­el­ers will face more road work on Route 213 as a large pipe lo­cated un­der the road near Rene Carr Street and Manor Road is slated for re­place­ment in Novem­ber.

The State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion awarded the con­struc­tion con­tract to David A. Bram­ble Inc., of Ch­ester­town, said Bob Rager, district com­mu­nity li­ai­son for the Mary­land State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The work will in­clude re­mov­ing the metal pipe, which car­ries wa­ter from the Big Elk Creek un­der Route 213, and re­plac­ing it with a con­crete pipe, Rager said. He said be­fore the pipe is re­placed, a tem­po­rary stream di­ver­sion will be cre­ated.

Rager said the idea is to start the work on a Fri­day af­ter­noon and work through un­til Mon­day. If SHA de­cides to close the road, the work should take no longer than three con­sec­u­tive days. If the road is kept open, the work could take up to 10 days to com­plete, he said.

In the event of a clo­sure, Route 213 would be closed in both di­rec­tions and a de­tour would be put in place. The de­tour will take peo­ple from White­hall Road to Route 40, he said.

“The chal­lenge with this and any pipe re­place­ment on a ma­jor route is get­ting the work done quickly with min­i­mal im­pacts to traf­fic,” Rager said.

Rager said the project will also have to con­tend with other fac­tors such as events, in­clud­ing Elec­tion Day on Nov. 8, hol­i­days such as Thanks­giv­ing and the weather.

He said SHA will put mes­sages boards on Route 40 and Route 213 re­gard­ing the work at least a week prior to any clo­sure.

Rager noted he an­tic­i­pates that the con­struc­tion date, as well as the road clo­sure and de­tour, will be de­cided next week.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY BRI­ANNA SHEA

The metal pipe un­der Route 213, near Rene Carr Street and Manor Road, will be re­placed with a con­crete pipe.

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