On or about 9 a.m. Monday, May 9, SHA will temporarily close one lane of westbound US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) on the Patapsco River Bridge at the Baltimore County-Howard County Line.
This is a long-term construction-related lane closure that will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through fall 2011. This is part of SHA's project to rehabilitate the bridge carrying US 40 over the Patapsco River bridge.
The long-term lane closure will allow crews to safely construct a temporary bridge that will be used in the future to carry all westbound traffic over the river during bridge construction work. The US 40 Patapsco River Bridge and the Hollofield Area of the Patapsco Valley State Park will remain open during construction.
Westbound US 40 on the bridge will be reduced to one lane, 24 hours a day for approximately three to six months, weather permitting.
SHA advises motorists to plan for extra travel time on westbound US 40 between I-695 and Ellicott City, and that motorists traveling along US 40 from I-695 to destinations west of US 29 may wish to to use I-70 as an alternative route, especially during evening peak travel hours.
More information about the US 40 Patapsco River Bridge rehabilitation project is available on www.roads.maryland.gov under the main menu "Projects and Studies." The project will be complete fall 2013.
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