The Maryland State Highway Administration will be closing the eastbound lanes of MD 90, between US 113 and MD 589 on Tuesday, September 19, 2012 between 9:00AM – 3:00PM for guardrail repairs. All eastbound MD 90 traffic will be diverted from MD 90 to southbound US 113 and directed to take US 50 East to travel into Ocean Pines or Ocean City. All northbound US 113 traffic wishing to go east on MD 90 into Ocean Pines or Ocean City will be diverted along US 113 northbound to MD 589 south which will connect to MD 90 eastbound. In the event that work is cancelled due to inclement weather, this work will be re-scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, 2012 during the same daytime hours.
This detour is needed to repair a damaged end treatment that separates the northbound and southbound lanes of MD 90 just east of the US 113 interchange. There is not sufficient roadway available to accommodate both the workers and equipment while safely maintaining travel lanes in both directions of MD 90. The detour route will be posted using Portable Variable Message Signs as well as a posted detour route utilizing static messages on wind masters. In addition, District 1 staff will have CHART activate the DMS located prior to MD 90 at Hall Road to advise motorist of the closure and to use US 50 as an alternate route to Ocean Pines and Ocean City.