STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO IMPROVE EASTBOUND US 50 RAMP TO THOMPSON CREEK ROAD ON KENT ISLAND
Daytime Temporary Closures of Ramp September 11-14 to Allow Crews to Implement New Traffic Pattern
(September 4, 2007) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will next week begin a $30,000 project to implement a new traffic pattern on the eastbound US 50 ramp to Thompson Creek Road on Kent Island, Queen Anne’s County.
During construction, temporary daytime intermittent ramp closures will occur September 11 – 14 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. as crews place new lane markings at the interchange.
Currently, motorists exiting eastbound US 50 onto Thompson Creek Road intersect with a service road which runs parallel to US 50. To alleviate any confusion as to which driver has the right-of-way, SHA will paint splitter islands and install new pavement markings to provide the appearance of a roundabout. This new patterns should reduce confusion and allow motorists to safely navigate the ramps and service road parallel to US 50. SHA maintenance crews will make the improvement.
SHA appreciates the community’s patience during the temporary closures of the ramp from eastbound US 50 onto Thompson Creek Road and reminds motorists to buckle up, obey posted work zone speed limits, stay alert and use caution while driving through highway work zones. For more information about this or any other SHA project in Queen Anne’s, citizens may call SHA’s District 2 Office at 410-778-3061 or toll free at 800-637-9740.