Concrete repairs to begin on westbound Route 40 in Harford County

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JOPPA, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will repair concrete pavement on westbound US 40 (Pulaski Highway) approaching the Joppa Farm Road intersection in Joppatowne beginning Friday night, April 14, 2023. The work is expected to be complete by Friday afternoon, April 21, weather permitting.

Work for the project is anticipated to result in heavy traffic congestion in the area. Motorists should expect weeklong double-lane closures and traffic shifts on westbound US 40 while the project is underway. The State Highway Administration understands the temporary lane closures will inconvenience some travelers and asks all motorists to please stay alert and be patient as you pass through the work zone.

Drivers are encouraged to use MD 7 (Philadelphia Road) or I-95 between MD 152 (Mountain Road) and MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) as an alternative during the work. Crews will work on the following schedule, weather and other construction factors permitting:

From 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, through 5 a.m. Monday, April 17:

  • Crews will work 24/7 over the weekend on the westbound US 40 approach to the Joppa Farm Road intersection to remove damaged concrete and pour, set and cure new concrete in the right through lane. Westbound US 40 will be reduced to one lane.
  • While this work is underway, all vehicles on westbound US 40 will merge left in the work zone and use the existing left turn lane to turn left onto Joppa Farm Road, stay on westbound US 40 or turn right onto Joppa Farm Road.

From 5 a.m. Monday, April 17, through Friday afternoon, April 21:

  • Concrete work and curing will continue 24/7 on westbound US 40 at Joppa Farm Road.
  • On Monday, crews will re-open one through lane, so the left turn lane and the left through lane will be open on westbound US 40 Monday through Friday. The right through lane will be closed all week. However, right turns from westbound US 40 onto Joppa Farm Road will be permitted from the left through lane.

The State Highway Administration will adjust traffic signal timing at the intersection to allow additional green time for through motorists during construction. In the event of inclement weather, concrete pavement work will begin on the next possible Friday night (April 21).

During the work, Maryland Transit Administration Commuter Bus stops at US 40/Joppa Farm Road and US 40/Ebenezer Road will be temporarily discontinued due to the construction work. Commuter Bus Riders should use the MTA bus stop at US 40/Woodbridge Center Way.

The work is part of the State Highway Administration’s project to rehabilitate four bridges carrying US 40 ​over the Little Gunpowder Falls and the Gunpowder Falls.

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