TOWSON, MD—The Department of Public Works says it has completed repairs on a 42-inch water main located on Cromwell Bridge Road and Cowpens Avenue in the Towson/Carney area. The two westbound lanes of Cromwell Bridge Road are now open and will operate as eastbound and westbound travel lanes.
On Monday morning, June 26, 2023, DPW responded to Cromwell Bridge Road and Cowpens Avenue and started repair work soon after. The water main repair was completed on Thursday, June 28th. There were no reported water outages associated with the repair work. DPW will also restore a storm drain impacted by the watermain break.
As a result of the water main break, a large cavity formed in the roadway. There is significant roadway damage continuing to affect the area. As such, construction work will continue on the eastbound side of the roadway for Cromwell Bridge Road. Cowpens Avenue will remain closed until further notice due to extensive roadway damage.
DPW is now flushing and testing the 42-inch water main to place it back into service. During this process, the water service line to the Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore (1800 and 1802 Cromwell Bridge Road) was impacted. The church will be temporarily without water. The Baltimore City DPW is working collaboratively with the church and the Baltimore County Department of Public Works and Transportation to resolve this issue.
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