The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) began its construction project along MD 261 (Bay Avenue). The project is designed to reduce flooding impacts and enhance protections for the Town of North Beach. The construction company has been on site in recent weeks conducting preliminary work, sometimes with one-lane road closures. Crews have installed roadway signage and have relocated utilities near the Calvert County/Anne Arundel County line.
In early to mid-September, crews will implement a signed detour directing travelers to MD 261 (Bay Avenue/Walnut Avenue/Friendship Road), MD 2 (Solomons Island Road) and MD 260 (Chesapeake Beach Road) for approximately 20 weeks. Portable variable message signs will provide the exact closure date, which will be scheduled after Labor Day. MDOT SHA is coordinating with emergency responders, including the Town of North Beach and Anne Arundel County fire departments to ensure that services are not interrupted. Please note: This roadway will be shut down to through traffic. Prepare in advance to follow the detour signs that will be in place and to allow additional time for your travels.
As project updates are received from MDOT SHA, the Town of North Beach will continue to share with the public via email blast, town website and social media. Residents may also follow the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration project page here: https://mdot-sha-md261-recon-8th-st-to-beach-ave-ca1485184-maryland.hub.arcgis.com/