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11/4/2010SHA Temporarily Closes Section of US 1 (Belair Road) in Baltimore Co. for Emergency Pipe Repairs Weekend of Nov. 5

STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TEMPORARILY CLOSES SECTION OF BELAIR ROAD IN BALTIMORE COUNTY FOR EMERGENCY PIPE REPAIRS

Detours on US 1 in Effect Beginning Friday Night, November 5; Motorists Urged to Plan for Extra Travel Time This Weekend

(November 4, 2010) – This weekend, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will temporarily close US 1 (Belair Road) in the White Marsh/Perry Hall area of Baltimore County to repair a 30-inch drainage pipe underneath Belair Road.

To safely accomplish this work, SHA will temporarily close Belair Road from Ridgely/Necker Roads to Old Forge Lane. This section of Belair Road will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, November 5 and 11 a.m. Saturday, November 6, and again from 6 p.m. Sunday, November 7 to early Monday morning, November 8. Southbound Belair Road will re-open Monday morning by 5 a.m. and northbound Belair Road will re-open by 7 a.m. Residents will have access to the driveways north of Ridgely/Necker Roads and south of Old Forge Lane throughout the weekend.

SHA will use variable message signs, detour sign, cones and barrels to guide motorists through the work zone. Motorists traveling along Belair Road between Fullerton and Kingsville residents will use detour routes:

• Belair Road north will detour to MD 43 to Perry Hall Boulevard to Silver Spring Road back to Belair Road.

• Belair Road south will detour to Silver Spring Road to Joppa Road to Walther Boulevard to MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) back to Belair Road

In case of inclement weather, the work will occur during the weekend of November 12, with the same detours in effect.

SHA appreciates motorists’ patience during this essential repair work and the temporary highway closure of Belair Road. For more information about utility maintenance activities along Belair Road or other State-maintained roadways within Baltimore County, citizens may contact SHA’s District 4 Office – Utilities Division at 410-229-2300 or toll free at 1-866-998-0367.

When driving through the work zone and detour route, THINK ORANGE, which is the color of construction signs, barrels and warning devices. Please slow down, stay alert and expect the unexpected. Choose to make work zone safety your business by logging onto www.choosesafetyforlife.com to learn traffic information. Learn more about work zone safety and the Choose Safety for Life campaign at www.choosesafetyforlife.com.

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