Bridge to stay open Monday and Tuesday
PRESTON — The anticipated lane closures at Dover Bridge will not occur at the start of the work week due to the recent wet weather, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration.
Lanes on state Route 331 at Dover Bridge will remain open Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5, as
SHA finalizes plans for future lane closures to pave the approaches to the new bridge and connect those approaches to the existing highway.
SHA spokesman Kellie Boulware said when plans are finalized for lane closures, SHA will alert the community, but lanes will stay open Monday and Tuesday. She anticipates more information becoming available by early in the week.
Original plans called for a full overnight bridge closure for at least a week, but Boulware said SHA is exploring daytime, single-lane closures as an alternative to avoid full bridge overnight closures.
With paving being pushed back, visitors to the Preston Carnival will not face major traffic obstructions. The Preston Carnival begins Monday, June 4, and continues through Saturday, June 9, at the carnival grounds off Williamson Street in Preston. The carnival is hosted by the Preston Lions Club and the Preston Volunteer Fire Company.
Carnival hours are 7 to 11 p.m. nightly. The annual parade is 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, along Main Street in Preston, proceeding to the carnival grounds (rain date is Wednesday, June 6).
Enjoy rides and games, bingo, cake wheel, and delicious food, including funnel cake and hand-dipped ice cream. Rides and midway are from Shaw & Sons Inc.
This is an annual fundraiser for the Preston Volunteer Fire Company and the Preston Lions Club, and benefits the local community.
Workmen at the top of the new Dover Bridge prepare balusters last August for the “aesthetic tri-beam railing” that allows motorists a panoramic, southerly view of the Choptank River.