road repair

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - The northbound lanes of Interstate 485 will be closed between Interstate 95 and U.S. 13 near New Castle to give crews space to fill potholes.
Delaware Department of Transportation said in a statement that closures will occur between 8:00 p.m. Friday and 5:00 a.m. Monday. The segment also will be closed April 28 to May 1.
Officials say lanes will be closed on weekends for the safety of workers and to minimize the impact to the traveling public.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Road crews have reopened a stretch of busy U.S. Route 50 in Annapolis after a three-foot sinkhole opened up on the highway.

All lanes of the highway reopened Thursday morning. Crews worked overnight to fill the hole with stone to stabilize the road and installed a concrete patch on the surface.

Maryland State Police say the hole opened up about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Officials closed a mile-long stretch of the eastbound lanes of the highway. The closure had been expected to continue into Thursday's commute.

The list of road repairs in Wicomico County has been mounting over the years with county highway user fees going to transportation projects throughout the state.

This year the money the county is getting will see a major bump from $343-thousand in the last fiscal year to $615-thosuand in 2013.

But Wicomico County officials say that will still not make much of a dent in the backlog of highway projects that have zero funding.