City/county Digest



News From Around The Baltimore Region

July 10, 2005


Highway blocked by sinkhole expected to reopen by today

The northbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway near Route 32 were expected to reopen to traffic by today after work to repair a large sinkhole.

U.S. Park Police Sgt. Scott Fear said crews worked overnight Friday and all day yesterday, and hoped to complete the repairs by last night.

The sinkhole, which was estimated to be 16 feet wide by 10 feet deep, formed Friday after heavy rain. "We hope to have it open as soon as possible," Fear said yesterday.

Northbound traffic on the parkway has been diverted onto Route 32 during the repairs. The southbound lanes have remained open.

- Greg Garland


Northern Parkway ramp to JFX to close nightly

City transportation officials plan to close the Northern Parkway ramp onto the southbound Jones Falls Expressway nightly from Monday to Friday this week for utility work.

The ramp will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting. One lane of the southbound JFX also will be closed.

Officials encourage motorists to use alternate routes. A detour for Northern Parkway traffic seeking to enter the southbound JFX will direct cars onto the northbound JFX to the Ruxton Road exit, and then to the access ramp onto the southbound JFX.


Water pipe work to be done on Dulaney Valley Road

TOWSON - A water pipe under Dulaney Valley Road that has broken eight times in the past 10 years will be replaced, starting this week, and work should be completed in about five months, Baltimore County officials announced.

The $1.5 million project will involve a mile-long, cast iron pipe between the Beltway and Seminary Road.

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