OCEAN CITY, Md.- Maryland’s State Highway Administration will close the Route 90 Bridge into Ocean City on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. to replace an 85-foot section of the bridge over the Assawoman Bay. The bridge will open to traffic by mid-December, weather permitting.
Over the next two months, crews will:
Remove one 85-foot section of the Route 90 Bridge over the navigational channel,
Fabricate and set new steel replacement beams,
Pour a new concrete bridge deck on the newly placed beams,
Restripe the new pavement, and
Install new raised pavement markers.
During construction, the SHA will detour all Route 90 traffic to the U.S. Route 50 Bridge. The SHA will allow local traffic to use Route 90 to access U.S. Route 113, Route 589 to Ocean Pines or Saint Martins Neck Road toward Bishopville; however no vehicles along eastbound Route 90 will be permitted beyond Saint Martins Neck Road.
Since Sept. 30, the bridge has been closed to all vehicles weighing more than 6,000 pounds after inspectors found deterioration within an 85-foot section of the bridge.
The $1.1 million emergency repair will be done by McLean Contracting, Co. of Glen Burnie and High Steel Structures, Inc. of Lancaster, Pa.