The Maryland State Highway Administration, as part of the State’s Bridge Preservation Program, will have a contractor performing routine maintenance operations on the Route 213 drawbridge over the Chester River on Monday, December 18.
According to an email from Bob Rager, SHA District Community Liaison, work will be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and may include test openings of the draw section of the bridge that should last no longer than those needed for an average vessel’s passage. Travelers between Kent and Queen Anne’s counties should allow for possible delays or plan alternate routes.
Traffic should be able to cross during the maintenance work except for short intervals when the draw-bridge is being tested. Closures of one lane are also possible.
Work will be performed by Covington Machine and Welding, Inc. of Annapolis, Rager said.