The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (SHA) is planning a partial closure of MD 16 (Church Creek Road) at Woods Road in Cambridge from mid-March through July of this year. Westbound MD 16 traffic will continue through the intersection as normal. Eastbound MD 16 motorists will detour using MD 341 (Race Street) and MD 343 (Washington Street). The south leg of Woods Road will also be closed at the MD 16 intersection.

This temporary traffic pattern will allow SHA to expedite completion of the new roundabout at MD 16/Woods Road. More importantly - and the primary reason for the partial closure - this traffic pattern will improve safety for construction workers and motorists alike by reducing potential conflict points in the work zone and increasing the buffer area around equipment and personnel.

SHA has consulted with the Dorchester County Department of Emergency Services to ensure public safety is maintained with the temporary pattern. We've also discussed the traffic pattern with Dorchester County Public Schools to ensure any potential impacts to bus routes or stops are addressed. Currently, no significant impacts to emergency services or school transportation are expected. Additionally, SHA will communicate directly with residents and businesses along Woods Road south of MD 16 to ensure they're familiar with local access routes from the south.
Motorists may encounter occasional, brief delays and SHA is asking for patience from commuters, area residents, business owners and employees. Again, this temporary traffic change will improve work zone safety for everyone and help bring this project to a timely completion. To avoid impacting key local events we'll implement the new pattern around March 20 - after the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center dedication and Blackwater NWR Eagle Festival have concluded. With good weather we expect the roundabout to be fully functional by late summer.

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Please be advised that the following Council meeting changes will become effective February 8, 2016:

• Regular meetings will start at 6:00 pm;
• Closed sessions will start at 5:00 pm (as needed);
• Work sessions will start at 5:00 pm or 6:00 as posted.

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Cambridge Maryland Historic District

This authentic, historic waterfront community, rich in colonial heritage and maritime traditions, celebrates its 330th Anniversary in 2014.

Cambridge features a brick paved street for strolling through the historic district to parks, marina, museums, and a lighthouse on the water.

Cambridge Maryand offers French DiningThe downtown has a variety of unique boutiques, galleries, entertainment venues and studios in the shopping and arts districts. Fabulous dining ranges from casual Chesapeake Bay, Italian, Irish, and French cuisine to a wood fired eatery. The waterfront cafes are perfect on a sunny day or at sunset.

The City of Cambridge, situated on the Chesapeake peninsula on Maryland's Eastern Shore, is an easy drive from the metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis, Philadelphia, Norfolk and Richmond.

Cambridge Maryland Sunset over the Choptank RiverEnjoy inspiring sunsets, a casual and unhurried pace, warm hospitality and scenic vistas along the banks of the Choptank River.

Experience our City Style and Chesapeake Charm ~ lodging options include quaint Bed & Breakfasts, pleasant hotels, and a top rated waterfront resort with spa, golf course and marina.


"If I were asked to select the most interesting and scenic county of the Eastern Shore, I would, without hesitation, pick Dorchester. It has hundreds of miles of interesting shoreline along rivers, creeks, bays and coves."                 Aubrey Bodine, photographer