Water line work near Aberdeen to cause Loflin Road, Route 7 detours


Beginning today (Monday, April 22) the Maryland State Highway Administration said it will temporarily close Loflin Road at Route 7 (Old Philadelphia Road) near Aberdeen to relocate a Harford County water line under Route 7, a project that will take several months.

The road closure and water line work is expected to be completed in late summer, weather permitting, the SHA said in a news release.  A detour route will direct motorists to westbound Route 40 (Pulaski Highway).  

For safety and to complete the construction work, crews may temporarily close a single lane of Route 7 or Route 40 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday.  There may be occasional lane closures on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.   

Motorists with questions or concerns about the project may contact the SHA project field office in Aberdeen at 410-272-1805 or SHA's District 4 Office – Construction Division at 410-229-2420; toll free at 1-877-998-0367, or by e-mail: shadistrict4@sha.state.md.us.   

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, drivers are reminded to stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don't follow too closely. 

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