Downtown Detour In OC Slated

OCEAN CITY — The sewer main replacement project that has affected much of the downtown area over the last few months will include a road closure along Philadelphia Ave. starting next week.

Motorists traveling southbound on Philadelphia Ave. will be detoured around St. Louis Ave. starting next Monday, Jan. 16, to facilitate the extension of a new sewer force main across the roadway. Southbound traffic will be directed to St. Louis Ave. via 17th Street and then re-directed back to Philadelphia Ave. at 14th Street. Northbound traffic along Philadelphia Ave. will not be impacted by the project.

The project is expected to take approximately five days and southbound Philadelphia Avenue is anticipated to reopen to traffic on Friday, Jan. 20, weather permitting.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.