SHA starts Route 213 upgrades in downtown Elkton
— Travelers will notice construction on Route 213 this week as the Maryland State Highway Administration makes upgrades to bring the area up to current standards.
Construction will take place at the Senator Walter Baker Memorial Bridge near the intersection with Howard Street up to Railroad Avenue.
SHA awarded the areawide contract bid to Image Asphalt Maintenance, Inc., based in Pasadena, said Bob Rager, district community liaison for the SHA. The contract includes the work to upgrade sidewalks to handicapped accessibility standards at multiple locations in SHA District 2, which includes Cecil, Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties.
“What it does is help us move toward the goal of bringing all pedestrian accommodations up to current ADA standards along state roads where federal funding is used to improve or maintain the road,” Rager said.
Rager said the work includes ramps and detectable warning surface mats, which will
allow those with sight impairments to be aware they are approaching street crossings.
Single road closures will occur only when needed, he said.
“We always encourage people to plan ahead and allow a little extra time when traveling through a work zone,” Rager said.
The work is expected to wrap up by the end of the month, he added.