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Two eastbound lanes on Route 50 to close in Annapolis Wednesday and Thursday night

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Repairs are underway this week on eastbound U.S. Route 50 in Annapolis as highway crews inspect and improve piping under the roadway after a collapse in early June.

The State Highway Administration is overseeing repairs this week after a three-foot sinkhole opened up on the highway earlier this month.

On Wednesday and Thursday nights beginning at 8 p.m., highway officials will close two lanes along eastbound Route 50 and then all eastbound lanes at 10 p.m. Detours will direct drivers to Aris T. Allen Boulevard. The highway will reopen by 5 a.m. after the overnight work.

No repairs are planned for Friday. If more time is needed, crews will continue repairs overnight Saturday into Sunday.

The work will restore the pipe as a stormwater drain under the highway.

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