Chesapeake Paving & Sealing, based in Parsonsburg, will start working at the beginning of next week at the North Gate entrance and exit, according to Operations Director Colby Phillips.
Scheduled construction over the next two-to-three weeks will also include the following roads: Allendale Court, Bimini Lane, Brookton Lane, Burr Hill Drive, Laporte Court, Newport Drive, Clubhouse Road East, and the White Horse Park path to the pavilion.
“The team is looking forward to starting the first phase of our revitalized roads program,” Phillips said. “Clint Parks [of the Ocean Pines Maintenance Department] works hard each winter grading all the roads in Ocean Pines based on a ‘poor’ through ‘excellent’ rating scale, and we then determine which roads need to be done first. This is done each winter, because the road conditions can change because of many different variables. The work he does gives us the areas we need to focus on for the upcoming year.”
The Association uses its share of revenues from the Ocean Downs casino to pay for roads programs. Last year, Ocean Pines received $347,500.