Weather post­pones overnight Dover Bridge clo­sure

10-hour clo­sure moved to Sun­day night

Dorchester Star - - Regional - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­pub.com Fol­low Caro­line/Dorch­ester Ed­i­tor Dustin Holt on Twit­ter @Dustin_S­tarDem.

TANYARD — The Mary­land State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion an­nounced Mon­day the sched­uled clo­sure for paving at Dover Bridge will be post­poned due to in­clement weather.

The clo­sure was sched­uled to be closed for 10 hours start­ing Tues­day night but rain in the fore­cast post­poned the clo­sure to Sun­day night.

State Route 331 at Dover Bridge now is sched­uled to be closed from 8 p.m. Sun­day, May 8, to 6 a.m. Mon­day, May 9, for paving and patch work.

Route 331 will be closed for the 10-hour overnight pe­riod at Black Dog Al­ley in Tal­bot County and at state Route 578 (Beth­le­hem Road) in Beth­le­hem in Caro­line County.

“The clo­sure and de­tour is nec­es­sary for pave­ment re­pair as a re­sult of the Dover Bridge project with hav­ing lots of heavy trucks and cranes,” said SHA spokesman Char­lie Gis­chlar. The clo­sure will give crews the chance to make the re­pairs with­out hav­ing to worry about ve­hi­cle traf­fic go­ing by. This project is re­ally com­ing to­gether nicely and is quite re­mark­able to watch the progress.”

Gis­chlar said the Tal­bot County de­tour will take mo­torists on state Route 328 to Den­ton and to state Route 16. He said the Caro­line County de­tour will take mo­torists on state Route 578 to Route 16 to Den­ton, and then to Route 328.

For more in­for­ma­tion about 2016 SHA road projects, visit http://roads.mary­land.gov/OC/Road%20Ready%202016.pdf.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF MAR­SHALL KLINEFELTER OF THE MARY­LAND AS­PHALT AS­SO­CI­A­TION INC.

Con­struc­tion crews con­tinue work as they build a new Dover Bridge over the Chop­tank River, con­nect­ing Caro­line and Tal­bot coun­ties.

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