(SNOW HILL, Md.)-The Worcester County Department of Public Works is implementing plans to replace one county bridge during the summer of 2016, the Five Mile Branch Road Bridge.

This bridge was scheduled to be replaced after earning unsatisfactory bridge sufficiency ratings during the county's annual bridge inspection program. This bridge replacement project is eligible for federal funding under the Highway Bridge Program.

The three-span, timber-beam Five Mile Branch Road Bridge is located approximately 0.76 miles north of US Rt. 113 and crosses Coonfoot Branch. Access to this bridge will be closed and detour will be in place throughout the course of the project. For information on detour routes or a complete description of these projects, visit www.co.worcester.md.us.

A public comment period is currently open, and the public is invited to comment on this project. Please refer all comments regarding this bridge replacement to Roads Superintendent Frank J. Adkins at fadkins@co.worcester.md.us no later than June 7, 2016.