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11/12/2010SHA to Repair Pavement along Philadelphia Road (MD 7) in Harford County

Motorists Advised to Plan Ahead for Extra Travel Time, Lane Closures and Flagging Operations in Work Zone

(November 12, 2010) - The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (SHA) is next week beginning a $269,000 project to repair pavement along MD 7 (Philadelphia Road) between east of Seven Trails Drive and US 40 (Pulaski Highway) in Belcamp, Harford County.

Beginning on or after Monday, November 15, contractor crews will concrete patch areas along MD 7 with lane closures permitted between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday. During road work, the two-lane roadway will be reduced to one lane, with flagpersons controlling two-way traffic within the work zone. SHA advises motorists to plan ahead for extra travel time along MD 7 during the next several weeks.

There will be no planned lane closures along this section of MD 7 during the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend (noon Wednesday, November 24 to 9 a.m. Monday, November 29).

The MD 7 repair project is made possible through Governor Martin O'Malley's aggressive management of the requirements of the landmark American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This project, together with other ARRA projects, is stimulating Maryland's economy by preserving and creating jobs. The State's contractor for the resurfacing project is Gray and Son, Inc. of Timonium. Weather permitting; SHA anticipates completing the repair work by late December.

For more information about highway maintenance activities along MD 7 or other State routes in Harford County, citizens may contact SHA's District Four Office – Maintenance Division at 410-229-2360, toll free at 1-866-998-0367 or by email at

SHA reminds motorists that when workers are on the road, THINK ORANGE, which is the color of construction signs, barrels and warning devices. Please slow down, stay alert and expect the unexpected. Make work zone safety your business at