Another state road project aimed at smoothing the path to the Eastern Shore is under way outside Annapolis.
The $7.7 million job will eliminate traffic signals at the intersection of Old Mill Bottom Road and Route 50/301 and Cape St. Claire Road and Route 50/301, replacing them with bridges, said Ernest Hodshon, assistant district engineer with the State Highway Administration. After the projects are completed in 1993, there will be no traffic signals on Route 50/301 west of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Hodshon said.
Hodshon said the work is being done to improve traffic movement.
"This will greatly help during 'Reach the Beach' and holiday travel," said Hodshon.
The Old Mill Bottom Road project replaces the intersection with a new interchange, including a two-span bridge carrying Jones Station Road over 50/301. The project includes resurfacing 1.3 miles of 50/301.
The highway administration said no lanes on 50/301 will be closed from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. No lanes will be closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and no work will be performed on Sundays from May 1 to Sept. 30.