MD 161 signCrane Operation Will Require Daytime Closures, Detours on February 12 - 16 (February 9, 2024) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is scheduled to use a crane on February 12 to remove a large debris buildup underneath the MD 161 (Darlington Road) bridge over Deer Creek, near Darlington in Harford County. The debris removal should be complete by Friday, February 16, weather permitting. The debris removal will require daytime bridge closures and detours next week. The bridge closure and detour will be in effect every day between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. All through travelers on MD 161 between the Darlington and Level areas of Harford County will be diverted to use a detour route including US 1 (Conowingo Road), MD 136 (Priestford Road) and MD 155 (Level Road). The State Highway Administration will use digital message signs, arrow boards and temporary detours to safely guide drivers through the temporary bridge detour route. Logjam, MD 161 Darlington Road, Harford CountyCustomers who have questions may contact the State Highway Administration District 4 Office at 410-229-2300 or toll-free at 1-866-998-0367. Drivers are asked to stay alert, stay focused, plan ahead for the bridge closure and follow all detour route signs. For a list of all major State Highway Administration projects, go to Project Portal, or visit the homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov.