SHA announces sidewalk upgrades in Hurlock
HURLOCK — On Tuesday, July 19, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration announced major infrastructure improvements coming to Hurlock.
With its 125th anniversary just around the corner, the town of Hurlock is getting an infrastructure makeover as the SHA upgrades sidewalks along state Route 331 (Academy Street/South Main Street) between Mapleton Street and Thompson Street and state Route 307 (Broad Street) between state Route 331 and Nealson Street. Weather permitting, the project should be complete by spring 2017.
Work includes replacing sidewalks, curb/gutter and constructing new driveway aprons and sidewalk “bump outs” to maintain a wide pedestrian path around utility poles. The new sidewalks will comply with the latest Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
The sidewalk work is underway after completion of the town’s water line replacement project. Once the new sidewalks are in place, SHA will resurface state Route 331 through Hurlock.
SHA believes the work will dramatically improve ride quality and enhance roadway drainage by eliminating low spots and directing water to the new curb/gutter system.
Winding 30 miles through numerous towns from Easton to Vienna, state Route 331 is a key Eastern Shore commuter and agricultural trucking route. An average of 3,700 vehicles travel state Route 331 through Hurlock each day. The Town of Hurlock was incorporated in 1892.
SHA’s sidewalk project is performed under a $4 million, multi-location area wide contract awarded to Image Asphalt of Pasadena. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.