Weather postpones overnight Dover Bridge closure
10-hour closure moved to Sunday night
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.
Construction crews continue work as they build a new Dover Bridge over the Choptank River, connecting Caroline and Talbot counties.