This is a copy of an e-mail sent this week to the Maryland Highway Administration
I live off Route 50 in Berlin at Seahawk Road. On several occasions the main intersection near us – adjacent to Stephen Decatur High School – has been blocked during the morning weekday rush hours, making it impossible to get to Route 50 East without driving into the highly congested area around downtown Berlin.
Additionally, on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 1, my wife and I had a 9:30 a.m. meeting in Ocean City. The roads were so backed up with traffic due to the repairs to Route 50 East near Walmart that it took us nearly an hour to get to Ocean City, where we almost missed our meeting.
I can’t imagine the problems this caused for those trying to get to Ocean City for work.
To me, the planning of this work was pretty poor. It is not a high traffic season for Ocean City, so I can’t see why this work cannot be done in the early afternoon when traffic is considerably lighter.
Also, I can’t see why the entire Route 50 paving project has been going on for more than a month. I would appreciate an answer to my email.