Ground was broken on a shared-use path in West Ocean City Tuesday morning. Maryland Transportation and local and state officials were on hand. The new path will be constructed of a variety of materials – concrete, asphalt and a boardwalk – so that bicyclists and pedestrians can more safely travel between Route 611 and the Harry Kelley Memorial Bridge and then into downtown OC. Work includes construction of a 10-foot wide, ADA-compliant path along US 50, new crosswalks throughout the corridor, new audible/countdown pedestrian signals and stormwater management facilities. Motorists should be alert for occasional shoulder closures and off-peak lane closures. Overnight turn-lane closures may be necessary to place a stormwater pipe at the eastbound US 50/Golf Course Road intersection. Construction of the $1.8 million project is expected to be complete by the fall.