Ramp closures at Routes 715 and Route 40 in Aberdeen slated for this weekend

May 10, 2012|RECORD STAFF REPORT

The Maryland State Highway Administration is temporarily closing and detouring the interchange ramps from Route 715 (Short Lane) north and south to Route 40 east (Pulaski Highway/Philadelphia Boulevard) in Aberdeen this weekend to replace three drainage pipes underneath the ramps.

The Maryland State Highway Administration is temporarily closing and detouring the interchange ramps from Route 715 (Short Lane) north and south to Route 40 east (Pulaski Highway/Philadelphia Boulevard) in Aberdeen this weekend to replace three drainage pipes under the ramps.

Beginning 5 a.m. Saturday, drivers using Route 715 traveling to eastbound Route 40 (toward the Walmart and downtown Aberdeen) and westbound Route 40 (toward Riverside and Edgewood) will be directed to use Old Philadelphia Road for approximately one mile to reach Route 40 east.

Drivers traveling from Route 715 to local businesses, restaurants and lodging on Route 40 between the interchange and Route 132 (West Bel Air Avenue) will be directed to travel east on Old Philadelphia Road, turn right onto Route 40 east and continue to the first signalized intersection at Route 132 (West Bel Air Avenue) and make a U-turn at the signal to reach destinations on Route 40 west. (Left turns from Old Philadelphia Road to Route 40 West are prohibited.)

Drivers traveling from Route 715 to the Walmart may use Old Philadelphia Road to reach the back entrance of Walmart.

The detour will be in effect until 5 a.m. Monday, May 14. In case of inclement weather, the ramp closure will take place next weekend, May 19-21.

This work is part of SHA's $17.8 million project to improve the Route 40/715 interchange. Weather permitting, the project will be complete late summer 2013.

SHA's contractor for the project is American Infrastructure of Fallston.

For questions about construction work and traffic operations at the interchange call the project office, 410-306-6295, or SHA's District Four Office Construction Division, 410-229-2420, or toll free, 866-998-0367.

View the Route 40/715 project web page on SHA's website, http://www.roads.maryland.gov.

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