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Eastbound Route 90 to shut down Sunday

If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

Work on the total replacement of the guardrails on one of the three major arteries leading in to and out of Ocean City begins this weekend and will last until mid-December.
SHA has completed such projects earlier than expected in the past, but it’s too early for speculation about the completion date before work begins in earnest.
Only eastbound traffic will be affected, closures will begin at 7 p.m. and they run until 6 a.m. the following morning. The work will be done in two phases.
Westbound 90 will still be open for the duration. Eastbound traffic will be diverted first to Route 113 and onto 50 during the first phase and to 589 back onto 50 during phase 2. No information on the duration of the phased was available at the time of this writing. 

All in all it’s best avoided if possible. Look for alternate routes onto the island if Ocean City is your goal sometime in the next few months. 



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