Maryland Route 50 lane closures start Tuesday night

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA9/SHA) -- Beginning Tuesday, June 24, there will be major lane closures on Maryland's US 50 eastbound.

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will repair a damaged pipe under eastbound US 50, just east of I-97 near Annapolis in Anne Arundel County. Work includes using ground-penetrating radar to detect any voids near the metal pipe, using video cameras to inspect the pipe, lining the pipe, backfilling and patching US 50.

You may recall back in June there was a sinkhole in this exact spot due to the partial collapse of a pipe. The repair made then was just temporary.

Tuesday's closure will involve one lane of eastbound US 50 at Exit 22 (MD 665/Aris T. Allen Blvd.) from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26, SHA will close two lanes along eastbound US 50 and then all eastbound lanes at 10 p.m. Posted detour signs will direct motorists to MD 665 (Aris T. Allen Blvd.) to return to eastbound US 50 past the work zone. Crews will open all lanes by 5 a.m.

SHA says they will not be doing roadwork on this stretch of Route 50 on Friday, June 27 due to anticipated heavy beach traffic. They say if needed, they will complete their work on Saturday, June 28 in the overnight hours into Sunday, June 29.

This roadwork schedule is dependent on the weather.


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