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Chesapeake City Bridge lane closure to begin June 6, 2016

Chesapeake City Bridge lane closure to begin June 6, 2016

Beginning Monday June 6, 2016, one lane of the MD Route 213 bridge over the C&D Canal in Chesapeake City will be closed until October.  The closure is due to a repainting project on the bridge.

During the closure, traffic on the bridge will be one-way, controlled by temporary traffic signals at each end of the bridge which will alternate between northbound and southbound traffic flow every few minutes.

For more information, see the following news articles:
Cecil Whig:
http://www.cecildaily.com/bargaineer/ce … 431ac.html
Cecil Guardian:
http://www.cecilguardian.com/breaking-n … ing-ahead/
US Army Corps of Engineers web site:
http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Media/New … ridge.aspx

Participants in the BBC Flatlands Tour on June 18 should do one of the following when driving to Chesapeake City for the event:
1. Allow additional drive time for any delays that may be encountered at the bridge, OR
2. Choose an alternate route that does not utilize the Rt. 213 bridge over the C&D Canal.

Edited by: Ken Philhower - Jun-02-16 12:40 pm

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Re: Chesapeake City Bridge lane closure to begin June 6, 2016

The closest alternate crossing of the C&D Canal is the Summit Bridge in Delaware, approximately 4 miles east of the Chesapeake City Bridge.  (The Summit Bridge carries US 301, DE 896, and DE 71 across the canal.)  Using it will add about 9 miles to your drive.

Here's how to do it:
1. Follow the directions from Baltimore as you normally would until you reach Elkton.
2. When you reach the intersection of Routes 213 & 40 (by the Burger King), turn left on Rt. 40 East and go 4.8 miles.
3. Turn right on DE 896/US301 South. (There's a big green overhead sign that says 896 South / 301 South / Middletown / Dover.  You can't miss it.) Continue 5.4 miles.
4. Immediately after crossing the Summit Bridge over the canal, turn right onto DE 15 South (Bethel Church Rd.) Go 0.9 miles.
5. At the traffic circle, turn right on DE 286 West (Bethel Church Rd.) and go 3.3 miles to Chesapeake City, MD.
6. Turn left on George St. and continue the rest of the way through town.
7. Get back on MD 213 South and continue to Bohemia Manor HS.

As for me, I live closer to Annapolis than to Baltimore, so I plan to head for the Bay Bridge as I usually do.

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