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MDOT Completes Bridge Project on RT 51

August 23rd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has completed a project replacing the bridge deck and rehabilitating the superstructure of the MD 51 (Industrial Boulevard) bridge over MD 61 (Canal Parkway) in Cumberland. The bridge was built in 1965 and was nearing the end of its useful service life.  

“MDOT SHA’s work on the MD 51 bridge deck in Cumberland benefits local residents, as well as the business owners and employees who use this bridge every day,” said MDOT Secretary James F. Ports, Jr. “The project also follows through on the commitment from MDOT and Governor Larry Hogan to maintain and improve our highway system statewide.” 

“Our customers rely on us for safety and mobility, and our MDOT SHA team works every day to fulfill that expectation and keep our transportation system in a state of good repair,” said MDOT SHA Administrator Tim Smith. “In the work we do to repair and preserve our infrastructure, we’re supporting growth and economic opportunities in every Maryland community.” 

The $14 million project began in February 2020