The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is continuing its response to Tropical Storm Isaias by assessing damage to roadways, making repairs and maintaining detours at four locations across the state. In St. Mary’s and Calvert counties, where there were 18 closures at the height of the storm, crews are addressing two damaged bridges and a small structure that resulted in complete washouts due to heavy rains. MDOT SHA engineers and maintenance crews have evaluated roadway damage and are beginning construction plans to restore access. St. Mary’s County MD 5 Bridge over Saint Clements Creek – A traffic detour is now in place along MD 5 (Point Lookout Road) over Saint Clements Creek just north of MD 242. Traffic is being directed from MD 5 to MD 238 to MD 234 (Budds Creek Road) back to MD 5. Crews expect to begin repairs on Monday, August 10. MDOT SHA’s contractor Concrete General, Inc. of Gaithersburg is performing the work. MD 6 Bridge over Persimmon Creek: A segment of MD 6 (New Market Turner Road) is closed south of Parlett Morgan Road. Local traffic is being directed from MD 6 to Flora Corner Road and MD 5 / […]
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