Traffic Splits Added To 4 Bridges Near Baltimore-Harford County Line

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A new traffic pattern is in place on bridges over the Little Gunpowder Falls in Baltimore County near the Harford County line. Shutterstock.

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — New barriers will split traffic on US 40/Pulaski Highway as crews work on the bridges over the Gunpowder Falls and Little Gunpowder Falls.

The $32.6 million rehabilitation project involves four bridge spans on Route 40 between White Marsh in Baltimore County and Joppatowne in Harford County.

Crews will be replacing the driving surfaces and concrete support beams on the bridges.

Long-term traffic splits were installed Sunday and Monday to create work zones in the center lanes on both east and westbound Route 40.

"Please plan for extra travel time on this segment of US 40 near Joppatowne," state highway officials said. "Look ahead for crews and equipment moving through the construction work zone."

For about five months — or until December — crews under the direction of Fallston company Allan Myers will work on the bridge decks using the bottom configuration pictured below:

Officials expect the entire project, which will widen the bridges so they have 10-foot shoulders, to be complete by spring 2023, weather permitting. 

Widening the bridges will make it safer for cyclists and the 26,000 drivers who take this route each day, according to authorities.

Courtesy of the State Highway Administration.

Find more information on the four-bridge project from the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration.

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