The newly-approved Baltimore County budget includes funding to start design for a replacement to the 12-inch water main along Joppa Road, from Oakleigh Road to Old Harford Road.
The existing cast iron main, built in 1936, has deteriorated to the point that it has generated numerous dirty water complaints.
Construction should being in 2017.
As he did with the Harford Road water line project, Councilman David Marks will keep in contact with communities along this corridor.
I appreciate the involvement of Department of Public Works in advancing these improvements,” Councilman Marks commented. “The project will involve disruptions to traffic along Joppa Road, but there is simply no easy way to fix infrastructure of this magnitude. I have been told Joppa Road should be resurfaced when all is done. When I know more, I will update the community.”