Baltimore County was scheduled to begin repairing 7,500 feet of deteriorating water line on Kenilworth Drive in Towson this week.
The $4.9 million project won't be completed until fall.
The water line is a major conduit that serves commercial and residential properties north of the Baltimore Beltway between Falls and Dulaney Valley roads, according to county engineers.
The contractor, American Infrastructure of Fallston, will bring in heavy equipment to slip-line the 48-inch diameter pipe with new steel. The steel lining will rehabilitate the 40-year-old, deteriorating concrete pipe.
To obtain access the water line, crews will excavate six pits in the west-bound lane of Kenilworth. The pits will vary in size with the largest being 30-feet long and 8-feet wide.
The workers will share Kenilworth with an average of 13,000 vehicles per day at Charles Street, 13,500 at West Road and 15,500 at Bosley Avenue, according to Department of Public Works' traffic counts.
During construction, Kenilworth Drive will remain open to traffic, and access to driveways and business entrances will be maintained, according to DPW.
However, parking may be limited from time to time as crews work along the north side of Kenilworth and a short stretch of Bosley Avenue, between Kenilworth and York Road.