Dover Bridge overnight clo­sures de­layed

Dorchester Star - - REGIONAL -

TANYARD — Heavy rains over the last week will de­lay the overnight clo­sures on the Dover Bridge for a few weeks.

The overnight clo­sures are now sched­uled to be­gin Sun­day, June 3, and con­tinue through Fri­day, June 8. The bridge will be closed to traf­fic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and driv­ers will need to de­tour through Cam­bridge or Den­ton.

“Our goal re­mains the com­ple­tion of all base and sur­face paving in one week of overnight work, min­i­miz­ing the need for ex­tended day­time lane clo­sures,” Robert Rager, a Mary­land State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion spokesman, said.

Emer­gency ve­hi­cles will con­tinue to have ac­cess to the bridge dur­ing the overnight paving op­er­a­tions.

The overnight clo­sures will al­low crews to be­gin paving the ap­proaches to the new bridge and con­nect those ap­proaches to the ex­ist­ing high­way.

The paving is one of the steps in the bridge project.



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.

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