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6/25/2012SHA Closes/Detours Ramp from US 40 East to MD 715 South in Aberdeen for One Year Beginning June 28
(June 20, 2012) – Weather permitting, on Thursday morning, June 28, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will close the ramp from eastbound US 40 (Pulaski Highway/Philadelphia Boulevard) to southbound MD 715 (Short Lane) for approximately one year.
A detour will direct drivers traveling on eastbound US 40  toward the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) – Maryland Gate and local businesses on MD 715 to stay left on eastbound US 40 and use a new temporary traffic signal to make a left turn across westbound US 40 and onto a temporary interchange ramp connection to southbound MD 715. 
This ramp closure is part of SHA’s $17.8 million project to improve the US 40/MD 715 interchange in conjunction with the federal and state Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program at APG.  The ramp closure and detour will allow crews to relocate and widen the ramp from one to three lanes and provide a new spur movement from that ramp to northbound MD 715.
Citizens who have questions about construction work and traffic operations at the interchange may call the SHA project field office in Aberdeen at 410-306-6295 or the toll-free project information message line at 1-855-472-7129.  Citizens may also contact SHA’s District 4 Office at toll free at 1-866-998-0367.  Citizens may view the US 40/MD 715 project webpage on SHA’s website,  The State’s design-build team for the project is Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson of Hunt Valley and American Infrastructure –Maryland of Fallston.  Weather permitting, the project will be complete late summer 2013.
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