BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The State Highway Administration (SHA) reminds drivers traveling to and from the Eastern Shore to use US 301 as an alternate route or travel during off-peak hours due to the reconstruction of the westbound US 50 Bridge in Queenstown.

The left lane of the highway has been closed so crews can replace the bridge deck as part of the $2.8 million project.

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The SHA said the northbound and southbound lanes on US 301 will also be closed overnight from time to time as crews demolish parts of the road and install new steel beams on US 50 that runs above it.

The SHA said there were major traffic delays on US 50 during the last two Sundays due to NASCAR in Dover and other events in Salisbury and Ocean City.

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“The best way to avoid traffic delays is to completely avoid westbound US 50 through Queenstown Sunday from noon until 10 p.m.,” said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters.

For information about current closures and detours on US 301, click here.

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Call 511 or 1-855-GOMD511 or visit www.md511.org for the latest traffic information.