Dover Bridge overnight closures delayed
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.