The Delaware Department of Transportation announced its contractor, Zack Excavating, will close the bridge over Tussocky Branch on Susan Beach Road between Old Hickory Road and Branch School Road in Laurel beginning at 7 a.m. July 17 and ending at 5 p.m. Aug. 17, pending weather.

This project involves the replacement of the existing corrugated metal pipes with a precast concrete pipes. Additional work includes minor reconstruction of the roadway approach and placement of riprap in the stream to prevent further erosion.

Eastbound traffic on Susan Beach Road will turn right onto Old Hickory Road, turn left on Sharptown Road, turn left on Branch School Road and return to Susan Beach Road.

Westbound traffic on Susan Beach Road will turn left on Branch School Road, turn right onto Sharptown Road, turn right on Old Hickory Road and back to Susan Beach Road.

Detour signage will be posted for motorists.