Goldsborough Neck Road project begins Oct. 22

A half-mile section of Goldsborough Neck Road will be repaved and widened from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Oct. 22.

EASTON — About a half-mile of Goldsborough Neck Road will be repaved and widened beginning Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Depending on the weather, the project should be completed by Friday, Oct. 25, according to the County Roads Supervisor Warren Edwards.

Crews will be working from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The subcontractor for the asphalt paving project is David A. Bramble Inc.

Signs alerting motorists of possible delays, as well as orange and white traffic barrels have been placed between Villa Road and Airport Road. Repaving may extend to Glebe Road “if the budget allows it,” Edwards said.

County roads department crews milled and prepared the 2,300-foot section of road surface.

“A project on that scale has never been done before in the history of the department,” Edwards said. “We have the skilled operators and equipment to do it.”

By the end of the project, the country road that functions as an unofficial bypass to U.S. Route 50 will be smoother and wider.

The road is 20 feet wide but will increase to 36 feet wide overall, including shoulders.

Tar-and-chip resurfacing and patching operations are occurring across the county, Edwards said. The Goldsborough Neck Road section is the only asphalt paving project currently underway.

“The county council helped us retain operators and obtain equipment to do the preparation and site work properly,” Edwards said. “It all starts with County Manager Andy Hollis. And we have a great team; we’re 100% about customer service.”

The Roads Department Office can be reached from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 410-770-8150. After hours emergency situations can be reported to the County Emergency Management Agency at 410-822-0095.

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