Project to Begin Next Week on MD 90 Bridge Over Norfolk Southern Railroad in Worcester County
A project will begin Monday to clean and paint the structural steel beams on the Route 90 (Ocean City Expressway) bridge over the Norfolk-Southern Railroad (near the US 113 interchange) in Berlin. This project is expected to be complete by mid-September, weather permitting, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration. Beginning Monday, August 14th, work will start on the westbound side of MD 90. All cleaning and painting equipment will be staged on the 11-foot westbound shoulder on the bridge. Crews will work Monday through Thursday 7 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Additional Information from the MDOT-State Highway Administration:
Portable message signs to alert motorists will be in place to alert drivers to the narrowed shoulder area. The State Highway Administration understands the closures will inconvenience some travelers and asks all motorists to please stay alert and be patient as you pass through the work zone.
This project is part of the State Highway Administration’s bridge preservation program and will help to preserve and extend the service life of State Highway Administration bridges. Cleaning and painting the bridges preserves existing steel sections and protects them from corrosion which could cause expensive and time-consuming repairs and bridge closures in the future.