Councilman Marks: Pulaski Highway project expected to be finished in 2023

JOPPA, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday provided the following update on improvements to Pulaski Highway at the Baltimore County / Harford County line.

The following email was sent from the Maryland State Highway Administration District Engineer:

Dear Councilman Marks:

Thank you for your email on behalf of your constituent regarding the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s project on US 40 (Pulaski Highway.) I appreciate the opportunity to respond to her inquiry.

This project is for the superstructure replacement and substructure widening of the bridges on US 40 over the Gunpowder Falls. Also included are the bridges on US 40 over the Little Gunpowder Falls. The project starts just east of the Baltimore County / Harford County line along US 40 extending west into Baltimore County for a total distance of 2.19 miles.

The purpose of this project was to widen and replace the superstructure of the dual steel beam bridges on US 40 (Pulaski Highway) over the Big and Little Gunpowder Falls bridges, replacement of the concrete stop pad at US 40 and Joppa Farm Road, scour protection, storm drain and pavement resurfacing. Work on US 40 at Joppa Farm Road will consist of repairing the concrete stop pad eastbound on US 40 in Harford County and paving through the intersection at Joppa Farm Road. Eastbound the paving will stop 100 feet west of Joppa Farm Road and another project in the near future will pick up the eastbound paving up to MD 152 (Mountain Road.) Due to numerous utility delays and a scouring issue under the piers the project has fallen behind schedule. The project started in July 2018, and weather permitting will be complete in Spring of 2023.

Thank you again for bringing this to our attention.

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