Dec 30, 2020

$8.6 Million Maryland Route 13 Project Provides Storm Water Upgrades

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration completed storm water facility improvements  on Route 13/South Salisbury Boulevard.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration completed sidewalk and storm water facility improvements. 

This is a $8.6 million project that provides storm water management upgrades as well as safer vehicle and pedestrian access, reported the Salisbury Independent.

“The completion of the U.S. 13 Business route is important to the Eastern Shore and will benefit residents, travelers and businesses along this corridor,” said Gov. Larry Hogan, reported the Salisbury Independent. “Our administration knows how much this means to the Salisbury community, and I appreciate the dedicated crews who worked safely and efficiently through the Covid-19 emergency to deliver this critical project.” 

This project completes MDOT SHA’s multi-phase modernization of Route 13, which extends from Salisbury University to Peninsula Regional Medical Center just south of Route 50 Business. The work by contractor George & Lynch of Dover included: new curb, gutters, sidewalks and resurfacing, and new storm water pipes and inlets.

According to MDOT Secretary Greg Slater, the improvements make Salisbury more walkable and improve critical links for residents, businesses and the medical center. 

By working with the city of Salisbury and TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, safety for motorists and pedestrians by reducing the number of access points along Route 13 Business was improved, according to the Salisbury Independent.

“These improvements complement Salisbury’s Downtown revitalization efforts and will benefit thousands of area residents, business owners and visitors for many years,” said MDOT SHA Administrator Tim Smith. “This project involved coordination with many stakeholders, including the university and the hospital. They’ve been tremendous partners and we’re grateful for their support."

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