Crews Install Concrete Median, New Traffic Signs along Route 589

Ocean Pines residents will soon notice new traffic signage and a concrete road median along Route 589 near the north gate entrance. Construction workers, hired by a Salisbury-based contracting and construction management firm on Delmarva, are pouring concrete Thursday, Dec. 8.  Drivers in the Ocean Pines area are urged to slow down and use caution while traveling through the construction site.

According to the Maryland State Highway Administration (MDSHA), the Delmarva Health Pavilion complex currently has right-in, right-out access to Route 589. At the completion of the road work, the complex will have right-in, right-out; left-in, but no left-out access to Route 589.

Weather permitting, crews will conduct road surface marking along Route 589 near the Ocean Pines north gate entrance next week. The project should be completed within the next 30 days, according to MDSHA.

Maryland Route 589 (MD 589) is a state highway that runs 4.65 miles from Route 50 (US 50) at Grays Corner north to US 113 and MD 575 in Showell. MD 589 provides access to the planned community of Ocean Pines and Ocean Downs, a harness racing venue with a slot machine casino. The first portion of the state highway was constructed through Showell in 1935. MD 589 was completed to US 50 in 1949 and 1950.

For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or





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