Harford Digest


June 22, 2008

Long-term lane closure to begin

The State Highway Administration will begin a long-term temporary closure of the Route 159 bridge over Cranberry Run tomorrow.

The circa-1925 bridge will be replaced with a new two-lane bridge with 4-foot shoulders. The project is expected to be completed early next year, weather permitting.

During the closure, motorists will be directed to a posted detour using U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) and Route 715 (Short Lane).

After the bridge reopens, daytime lane closures with flagging operations may occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.

Information: 410-272-1095.

Overhaul project to start on Route 755

The State Highway Administration will begin its improvement project to Route 755 (Edgewood Road) tomorrow .

The $3.5 million streetscape project between Route 24 and Willoughby Beach Road includes replacement of a box culvert carrying Edgewood Road over a tributary of Otter Creek. The road will be closed and a detour set up during the work.

The section of Edgewood Road between Cedar Drive and Willoughby Beach Road will be closed to traffic. A posted detour route will direct motorists to use Trimble Road and Emmorton Road as alternative routes until late August.

During construction, single lane closures with flagging operations may take place along other sections of Route 755 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday to Thursday.

This section of Edgewood Road will re-open to traffic before Harford County Public Schools open Aug. 25. The entire project is scheduled to be finished in summer 2009.

The Edgewood Road project also includes: relocation of utilities where needed; milling and resurfacing existing pavement; widening pavement where needed; construction of new curb and gutter on northbound and southbound Edgewood Road for the length of the project; construction of new sidewalk along northbound Edgewood Road for the length of the project; reconstruction of sidewalk ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities guidelines; drainage improvements; stormwater management, sediment and erosion control measures; landscaping; and installation of new traffic signals, signs and pavement markings.

Information: 410-321-2800.

County plans public meetings on zoning

The Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning will hold public input meetings on the Draft Zoning Code, following months of meetings by the Zoning Code Workgroup and various advisory boards.

After the public meetings, a bill for a new zoning code will go to the County Council.

The zoning code is available online at www.harfordcountymd.gov/ZCUpdate.

Meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as follows: Wednesday at North Harford High School cafeteria, Thursday at Harford Community College's Chesapeake Center, and July 10 at Joppatowne High School cafeteria.

Information: 410-638-3103.

Public works OKs grants for projects

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved more than $1 million in grants for capital construction projects to improve water quality and supply for Harford and Cecil counties.

Projects are:

*Harford County: Oaklyn Manor Sewer Phase II, $490,000 for improved waste water treatment and reduce nutrient pollution by extending the sanitary sewer into the Oaklyn Manor area in the Joppa area.

Oaklyn Manor is having septic system problems, including discharges and drain field failure creating public health and safety risks to the community.

*Cecil County: Perryville treatment plant upgrade, grant increase of $546,211 for the construction phase to upgrade the Perryville Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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