The following message is provided on behalf of the State Highway Administration and the Harford County Department of Public Works.
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will close and detour the interchange ramp from US 40 East (Pulaski Highway/South Philadelphia Boulevard) to MD 715 South (Short Lane) for approximately one year, on or after 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28.
Drivers traveling on US 40 East to the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) – Maryland Gate and local businesses on MD 715 will be directed to stay left on US 40 East and then use a new temporary traffic signal at the interchange to make a left turn across US 40 West and onto a temporary interchange ramp connection to MD 715 South (please see attached map)
This ramp closure is part of SHA’s $17.8 million project to improve the US 40/MD 715 interchange in conjunction with the federal and state Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). The ramp closure and detour will enable crews to relocate and widen the ramp from US 40 east to MD 715 South from one lane to three lanes, and provide a new spur movement from that ramp to MD 715 North.
As the construction work schedule is subject to change depending on weather and other factors, SHA will issue additional traffic alerts as he project moves forward. SHA and the project team have been coordinating with APG, Harford County and City of Aberdeen officials concerning ongoing construction work and the ramp closure/detour. The contractor will also place portable digital message signs along US 40 and MD 715 this week in advance of the ramp closure start date.
Citizens who have questions about construction work and traffic operations at the interchange may call the SHA project field office in Aberdeen at 410-306-6295 or the toll-free project information message line at 1-855-472-7129. Citizens may also contact SHA’s District Four Office Construction Division in Hunt Valley at 410-229-2420 or toll free at 1-866-998-0367. Citizens may view the US 40/MD 715 project webpage on SHA’s website, www.roads.maryland.gov. The State’s design-build team for the project is Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson of Hunt Valley and American Infrastructure – Maryland of Fallston. Weather permitting, the entire interchange improvement project will be complete late summer 2013.