Route 40 Bridge Traffic To Shift Near Baltimore-Harford County Line

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BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — Crews will remove barriers this weekend on US 40/Pulaski Highway from four bridges near the Baltimore-Harford county line as part of a major bridge rehabilitation project, according to state transportation officials.

Lane splits will be removed during the nights of Sunday, June 12, and Monday, June 13, the Maryland State Highway Administration reported. Previously, workers had put in dividers to set off work zones.

Temporary single-lane closures are possible from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the removal of the lane splits. In case of inclement weather, the work will take place on the next possible night.

Once the original traffic patterns are restored on Route 40 at Big Gunpowder Falls, there will be two lanes open in each direction during peak times — from 5 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.

A new traffic split will be introduced in late June or early July on the Route 40 bridges over the Little Gunpowder Falls south of Joppa Farm Road, according to authorities. Crews will install barrels and barriers in the center of the Route 40 bridges over Little Gunpowder Falls to create a temporary traffic split with lanes on each side of the bridges. Crossovers and driveways will not be impacted on Route 40, officials said.

Temporary single-lane closures along Route 40 will occur at these times:

  • 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays
  • 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday night through Friday morning

Officials say the work is part of the $32.6 million project to rehabilitate four bridges over Big Gunpowder Falls and Little Gunpowder Falls.

Contractor Allen Myers of Fallston will alert drivers to any changes, officials say. Drivers should give themselves extra time and be aware of changing traffic patterns while work is ongoing.

If weather permits, officials say the four-bridge rehabilitation project will continue through spring 2023.

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