Road work to close Elk­ton in­ter­sec­tion

Con­struc­tion to start in late Au­gust

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CARL HAMIL­TON ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

ELK­TON — The T-in­ter­sec­tion at Red Hill Road (Route 281) and Muddy Lane in Elk­ton will be closed for ap­prox­i­mately four weeks, start­ing some­time in late Au­gust, as con­struc­tion of a round­about at that spot gets un­der­way, ac­cord­ing to the Mary­land State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

In prepa­ra­tion for a ma­jor cross­road pipe in­stal­la­tion, crews are clear­ing the work area and, at some point soon, they will be mov­ing large pre­cast drainage fit­tings on­site, Char­lie Gis­chlar, an SHA spokesman, re­ported Fri­day.

That pipe work will re­quire clos­ing the in­ter­sec­tion for up to four weeks, he said. Dur­ing that pe­riod, Gis­chlar added, vari­able mes­sage signs will be in that area, in ad­di­tion to metal de­tour signs to di­rect traf­fic.

“We’re shoot­ing for the end of Au­gust, but it could linger into early Septem­ber,” Gis­chlar said, not­ing that, later this month, he would be able to pro­vide a spe­cific date for the start of the in­ter­sec­tion clo­sure.

After the ini­tial util­ity and drainage work is com­pleted and the in­ter­sec­tion is re­opened, crews will con­tinue work­ing on the $3.1 mil­lion round­about project, which will re­sult in oc­ca­sional sin­gle

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CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

This bouncy house, of­fered as one of the free ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing Com­mu­nity Day at Abun­dant Life Wor­ship Cen­ter, was con­tin­u­ally busy Satur­day.

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