***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA PARTNERS WITH BALTIMORE COUNTY TO IMPROVE MD 140 (REISTERSTOWN ROAD) IN BALTIMORE COUNTY

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​(May 28, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and the Baltimore County Department of Public Works (DPW) are beginning a project that will improve safety and drainage on MD 140 (Reisterstown Road) in Baltimore County.   

Starting Tuesday, June 1, crews will be working to replace the waterline and resurface the roadway between Pleasant Hill Road and Stocksdale Avenue. The $19-million project is expected to be complete by spring 2024. DPW is funding the county water main replacement portion of the project.     

“This project will improve both utility and highway infrastructure along Reisterstown Road, one of the busiest residential and commercial corridors in Baltimore County,” MDOT SHA Administrator Tim Smith said. “This is another example of how MDOT SHA and its local government partners are working together to improve State and County infrastructure, provide vital utility services and enhance highway safety for area residents, businesses, and commuters.”         

Improvements include:   

  •  Roadway excavation and installation of new 16-foot and 20-foot water transmission mains.    
  • Replacement and repair of highway drainage inlets and pipes.    
  • Reconstruction of concrete curb and gutter.    
  • Reconstruction of concrete sidewalk ramps, sidewalk segments and driveway aprons/tie-ins to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standard.   
  • Upgrades to metal traffic barriers (guardrail) and traffic barrier end treatments.    
  • Upgrades to traffic signal systems along MD 140.    
  • Pavement repair, resurfacing, and installation of new reflective pavement markings.   
  • Upgrades to traffic signs.     

Ardent Company, Inc. of McLean, VA is performing work on the 2.6-mile project.  Motorists can expect single lane closures and traffic shifts in either direction of MD 140 weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. Double lane closures and traffic shifts may also be in effect overnight, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursdays.    

Learn more about the new MD 140 project between Pleasant Hill Road and Stocksdale Avenue HERE.     

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our customers. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and, look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes. Drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov.

Editor’s Note

From intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders.  MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.

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