Kenilworth Avenue in Towson, which was closed by a water main rupture March 26, is expected to reopen to through traffic this afternoon.
David Fidler of the Baltimore County Public Works Department said a temporary patch is to be paved today, adding that it will suffice until the road settles and work can be completed.
The rupture of the 48-inch pipe produced a gaping sinkhole on the commuter shortcut, which connects Charles Street with Bosley Avenue. Several nearby homes were flooded and six Towson area schools had to be closed.
The city's Public Works Department, which runs the metropolitan water system, finished repairing the pipes Sunday. On Tuesday, county crews completed sanitizing the water main because a sewage pipe broke as well. They also began back-filling the crater on the street.