Look for lane closures starting tonight as the State Highway Administration repairs a damaged pipe under eastbound US 50, just east of I-97 near Annapolis, that earlier caused a sinkhole.
Work includes using ground-penetrating radar to detect any voids near the metal pipe, using video cameras to inspect the pipe, lining the pipe, backfilling and patching US 50. This work is necessary following a partial collapse of the pipe earlier this month.
Crews temporarily filled and patched the pipe to reopen the roadway for morning rush hour; this week’s work will restore the pipe’s function as a stormwater drain.
Tonight, SHA will close one lane of eastbound US 50 at Exit 22 (MD 665/Aris T. Allen Blvd.) from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. This closure will allow SHA to inspect and clean the pipe.
Beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, and Thursday, June 26, SHA will close two lanes along eastbound US 50 and then all eastbound lanes at 10 p.m. Posted detour signs will direct motorists to MD 665 (Aris T. Allen Blvd.) to return to eastbound US 50 past the work zone. Crews will open all lanes by 5 a.m.
SHA encourages drivers traveling east through Annapolis to plan ahead and allow extra time during work hours. All work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled for the following night.
However, SHA will not perform patching operations on Friday, June 27, because of anticipated heavy traffic volumes. If necessary, crews will complete the work Saturday, June 28, overnight into Sunday, June 29.
Traffic on westbound US 50 and I-97 should not be affected by this work.