Lane Closures Coming To Pulaski Highway Next Week

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JOPPA - The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is implementing a one-week traffic shift, including lane closures on westbound US Route 40 (Pulaski Highway) this week.

The change will occur along westbound Pulaski Highway at the intersection with Joppa Farm Road in Harford County starting Friday, December 2.

Starting at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, and ending on Friday, December 9, crews will close both through lanes on westbound Pulaski Highway between Joppa Road and Joppa Farm Road.

The lane closures will enable crews to remove sections of concrete pavement, then pour and cure new concrete stop pads. The new concrete lanes will be closed to traffic until they are tested and rated safe for travel.

On Monday, December 5, MDOT SHA will re-open one of the through lanes and the left turn lane. The second lane will remain closed until approximately 5:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9. This change is expected to cause significant congestion.

Motorists traveling west on US 40 toward Baltimore are advised to take alternate routes, such as MD 7 (Philadelphia Road) and I-95 (John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway).

The MDOT Maryland Transit Administration Commuter Bus stops at US 40/Joppa Farm Road, and US 40/Ebenezer Road will be temporarily discontinued due to the construction. Riders should use the stop at US 40/Woodbridge Center Way.

The work is part of the project to rehabilitate four bridges carrying US 40 over the Little Gunpowder Falls and Gunpowder Falls. The entire project is expected to be completed in spring 2023.

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