A stretch of Route 589 in Ocean Pines that has been closed for two weeks due to slope repair has reopened.

Denise Sawyer, Ocean Pines marketing and public relations director, confirmed the reopening the afternoon of Oct. 22 with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration.

“What was expected to be an eight-week project turns out to be a two-week repair,” said Sawyer. “All lanes of Route 589 at Turville Creek, just south of Gum Point Road, are open to through traffic.”

Crews have worked to complete significant slope and embankment repair along Route 589, where close to 20,000 cars travel each day, according to the SHA.