The Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the date for closure of the Harford Road Bridge over Herring Run, to allow for its replacement. The closure will occur on Monday, November 19, 2018 depending on weather conditions.
The existing bridge is a filled arch, a design that makes it impractical to leave half of the bridge open while working on the other half and accordingly, the bridge must be closed completely to facilitate the work. The closure is expected to last for three years.
During the closure, everyone who crosses the bridge currently will have to utilize alternate routes. The two closest detour options for motorists are Belair Road to the East, and Hillen Road/Perring Parkway to the West. Motorists are reminded that trying to make their way through neighborhood streets in search of an alternate detour route will only delay their trip because no other streets in the area provide a crossing of Herring Run other than the two aforementioned detour routes. Pedestrians and bicyclist have other options.