Major Road Repairs To Impact US 40 In Harford County Starting July 8, Detours And Delays Expected


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HARFORD COUNTY - The Maryland State Highway Administration has announced that it will commence repair work on the Pulaski Highway (US 40) starting on July 8.

The westbound lane approaching the Joppa Farm Road intersection in Joppatowne will be closed for concrete pavement replacement. Work will begin at 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, and is projected to be completed by the evening of July 15, pending weather conditions.

Motorists should anticipate 24/7 lane closures and potential traffic congestion throughout the duration of the project. MDTA requests that drivers stay alert and patient during these necessary construction efforts.

Drivers who regularly take the westbound US 40 are advised to consider MD 7 (Philadelphia Road) or I-95 between MD 152 (Mountain Road) and MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) as alternate routes.

3 a.m. Saturday, July 8 to Saturday, July 15:

The left-through lane, right-through lane, and right-turn lane on westbound US 40 approaching Joppa Farm Road will be closed 24 hours a day through the weekend and the following week. All traffic on westbound US 40 will use the left turn lane only for all movements.

  • Crews will remove damaged concrete and pour, set, and cure new concrete in the right-through lane.
  • While the concrete work, curing, and testing are underway, all vehicles on westbound US 40 will merge to the left. Motorists can use the left through the lane to turn left onto Joppa Farm Road, continue on westbound US 40, or turn right on Joppa Farm Road.
  • Eastbound lanes of US 40 at Joppa Farm Road will remain open during the work on the westbound lanes; however, the State Highway Administration will adjust traffic signal timing at the intersection to allow additional green time for westbound motorists during the construction work.

In coordination with the construction work, traffic signal timings at the intersection will be adjusted to allow more green time for westbound vehicles. Due to the project, Maryland Transit Administration Commuter Bus stops at US 40/Joppa Farm Road, and US 40/Ebenezer Road will temporarily cease operation. Commuters are advised to use the US 40/Woodbridge Center Way bus stop during this period.

Once this phase is complete, a subsequent one-week project will follow to replace the pavement on the left through lane. The administration will commence the next phase of concrete replacement on the left through lane of westbound US 40 at 3 a.m. on the subsequent Saturday (either July 22 or July 29). This work will mirror the initial phase, with temporary 24/7 lane closures and traffic redirected to the right turn lane of westbound US 40 for a week.

The repairs on US 40 are part of a larger project by the State Highway Administration to rehabilitate four bridges spanning the Little Gunpowder Falls and the Gunpowder Falls. To learn more about the project or view real-time traffic conditions, visit MDTA's website.

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