Expect delays: repaving under way on Routes 7, 23 at opposite ends of Harford

March 13, 2012|AEGIS STAFF REPORT

Work is under way on two state highway repaving projects in opposite ends of Harford County, the State Highway Administration said.

A $1 million project began Monday to repair damaged pavement along Route 7 (Philadelphia Road) in Joppa. Weather permitting, SHA anticipates completing the resurfacing by late spring.

Contractor crews will patch, mill and resurface Route 7 between the Baltimore/Harford County Line and Route 152 (Mountain Road).

According to an SHA news release, lane closures and flagging operations may occur along sections of Route 7 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

During lane closures, sections of the two-lane roadway will be reduced to one lane, with flag persons controlling two-way traffic within the work zone. SHA advises motorists to plan ahead for extra travel time along Route 7 and look ahead for flagging operations in the work zone.

SHA's contractor is Gray and Son, Inc. of Timonium.

Route 23 work

SHA also said a contractor has begun a $600,000 project to repair and patch sections of pavement along Route 23 (Norrisville Road) between Harford Creamery and New Park roads.

This project also began Monday and is expected to be completed in early spring, SHA said.

Contractor crews will repair and patch damaged sections of the pavement and will need to close lanes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

During lane closures, sections of the two-lane Route 23 roadway will be reduced to one lane, with flag persons controlling two-way traffic within the work zone. SHA advises motorists to plan ahead for extra travel time and look ahead for flagging operations in the work zone.

SHA's contractor for the Route 23 resurfacing project is also Gray and Son, Inc. of Timonium.

For more information about highway maintenance activities on state highway routes within Harford County, citizens may contact SHA's District 4 Office – Maintenance Division at 410-229-2360, toll free at 1-866-998-0367 or by e-mail at shadistrict4@sha.state.md.us.

SHA reminds motorists that when workers are on the road, THINK ORANGE, which is the color of construction signs, barrels and warning devices. Please slow down, stay alert and expect the unexpected. Choose safety for life and to make work zone safety your business at http://www.choosesafetyforlife.com.

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