***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA REMOVING DEBRIS BENEATH MD 7 BRIDGE OVER BYNUM RUN IN HARFORD COUNTY THIS WEEK

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​Crews to Remove Tree Limbs, Other Large Debris from Recent Storms 

(October 12, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will remove a large build-up of debris under the MD 7 (Philadelphia Road) bridge over Bynum Run in Harford County on Wednesday, October 13, and Thursday, October 14.   

Beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, contractor crews will use a crane to pull tree limbs and other large debris from Bynum Run in the vicinity of the bridge. The size of the crane will require crews to temporarily close the bridge, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., both days, while the work is underway. The work is expected to be complete by 3 p.m. Thursday, weather permitting.   

Through travelers and truck operators on MD 7 between MD 136 (Calvary Road) and MD 24 (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway) will be diverted to US 40 (Pulaski Highway) while the work is being done. MD 7 will be open to local traffic only for residents and businesses on either side of the bridge over Bynum Run, however, no access across the bridge will be permitted during the temporary daytime closures.   

In the event of inclement weather, the temporary bridge closure and debris removal work will take place on the next possible weekday.   

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. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.

Motorists can dial #77 or 911 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.

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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