Project Updates: July 16, 2021

The Harford Road Bridge contractor is setting the precast bridge panels. Grading is complete on the north side and ready for curb and gutter installation and paving.

They slip formed a section of the retaining wall parapet and are installing street lighting conduit and light pole bases on the south side.

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2021-07-16T12:59:59-04:00July 16th, 2021|

Project Updates: June 4, 2021

The Harford Road Bridge contractor is completing work to pour an exterior piece of the concrete deck and the top portion of the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall. Installation of the precast bridge wall panels has started.

They have started grading work on the north side of the bridge and are beginning to install formwork for the cast-in-place retaining wall parapet.

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2021-06-04T13:36:05-04:00June 4th, 2021|

Project Updates: April 29, 2021

The Harford Road Bridge contractor continues work to pour an exterior piece of the concrete deck and the top portion of the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall.

Utility construction is wrapping up on the south side of the bridge and they are starting excavation for utilities under the bridge. They are also backfilling in front of the cast-in-place retaining wall.

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2021-04-29T16:35:10-04:00April 29th, 2021|

Project Updates: April 8, 2021

The Harford Road Bridge contractor has removed the stream flow diversion structures and installed rip rap scour protection. They are also working on pouring an exterior piece of the concrete deck and the top portion of the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall.

Utility construction continues on the south side of the bridge.

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2021-04-08T16:20:32-04:00April 8th, 2021|

Project Updates: February 25, 2021

The Harford Road Bridge contractor has finished the approach slabs at each end of the deck and is working on the top portion of the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining wall.

The stream flow diversion has been removed from the north edge of the stream and the permanent scour and slope protection has been placed on this side.  The contractor is working on removing the stream flow diversion on and placing scour and slope protection on the south edge of the stream.

Utility construction continues on the south side of the bridge.

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2021-02-25T17:22:36-05:00February 25th, 2021|

Project Updates: January 21, 2021

The Harford Road Bridge contractor finished pouring the bridge deck just before the end of December.  They are currently working to construct the approach slabs at each end of the bridge and start forming the top portion of the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining wall.

Strom drain construction is continuing south of the bridge and they have started to remove the stream flow diversion.

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2021-01-25T09:47:58-05:00January 21st, 2021|

Project Updates: December 18, 2020

The Harford Road Bridge contractor finished placing all the deck reinforcing and had poured a portion of the reinforced concrete deck. The pier diaphragms and remaining portion of the bridge deck will be poured by the end of this year.

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2020-12-18T14:12:06-05:00December 18th, 2020|

Project Updates: December 3, 2020

The Harford Road Bridge contractor has placed the stay-in-place deck forms and poured the abutment and intermediate diaphragms. They have started installing deck reinforcing and are getting ready to pour the first deck pours.

Rock excavation is occurring at the south end of the bridge in preparation for utility installation.

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2020-12-03T13:41:12-05:00December 3rd, 2020|

Project Updates: October 29, 2020

The Harford Road Bridge contractor is placing stay-in-place deck forms and forming and pouring diaphragms. They will next begin installing the waterline on the bridge and placing the reinforcing bars for the deck.

At the west end of the project they are preparing to place the moment slab on the MSE (Mechanically Stabilized Earth) retaining wall. They continue to install utilities at both ends of the bridge.

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2020-10-29T23:26:24-04:00October 29th, 2020|

Project Updates: October 13, 2020

The Harford Road Bridge contractor has completed installation of the precast arch pieces and started working on the deck. They are placing stay-in-place deck forms and forming and pouring diaphragms.

At the west end of the project they have backfilled the cast-in-place retaining wall. At the east end of the project they are installing stormwater structures. The pedestrian path running from Chesterfield Ave. has been refreshed and the vegetation trimmed.

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2020-10-13T23:02:53-04:00October 13th, 2020|

Project Updates: September 11, 2020

The Harford Road Bridge contractor is completing installation of the precast arch pieces. After installation of these pieces, they will start working on the bridge superstructure.

The Contractor has also started backfilling the cast-in-place retaining wall.

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2020-09-11T14:25:11-04:00September 11th, 2020|

Project Updates: August 21, 2020

The Harford Road Bridge contractor has completed erection of all the bridge girders. They are now working to set the precast arch pieces for each span.

The Contractor continues to excavate for utilities north of the bridge.

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2020-08-21T13:11:55-04:00August 21st, 2020|

Project Updates: August 5, 2020

The Harford Road Bridge contractor is completing construction of Pier 1.

The girder erection crane has been erected. It will be used to set the girders on the new bridge. Several girders have been delivered to the site; the remaining girders are scheduled to be delivered in the next several weeks.

The Contractor continues to excavate for utilities north of the bridge.

Parking will be restricted on one side of the Herring Run Park access road for the next several weeks to accommodate girder delivery.

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2020-08-05T11:10:40-04:00August 5th, 2020|

Project Updates: July 20, 2020

The Harford Road Bridge contractor has completed construction of Pier 2. The Pier 1 footing and bottom half of the stem wall has been poured. The formwork is being set for the upper portion of the Pier 1 stem wall.

The Contractor continues to excavate for utilities north and south of the bridge.

The Herring Run Park access road will be closed to vehicular traffic from July 27th to July 31st during erection of the crane brought in to set the bridge girders.

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2020-07-20T16:18:36-04:00July 20th, 2020|

Project Updates: June 4, 2020

The Harford Road Bridge Contractor has constructed the bottom half of Pier 2 and a portion of the top half. They have also started backfilling around Pier 2.

The Contractor is getting ready to dewater at the Pier 1 Stream Flow Diversion structure in order to place the Pier 1 footing.

They continue backfilling at the North Abutment and have started excavation behind the South Abutment to prepare for utility placement.

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2020-06-04T14:51:27-04:00June 4th, 2020|

Project Updates: April 16, 2020

The Harford Road Bridge Contractor has constructed the Pier 2 footing and has started setting reinforcing steel and formwork to pour the wall of Pier 2.

The Contractor finished construction of the wall portion of the cast-in-place retaining wall on the south side of the bridge and is working to finish backfilling the Bridge Abutment B at the north side of the project.

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2020-04-16T15:50:07-04:00April 16th, 2020|

Project Updates: March 9, 2020

The Harford Road Bridge contractor has constructed a stream diversion system to protect the pier work area from the water.  They are now gearing up to begin construction of the bridge piers near Herring Run.

The Contractor is finishing construction of the cast-in-place retaining wall on the south side of the bridge.

The Contractor also continues to backfill Abutment B.

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2020-04-16T15:50:17-04:00March 9th, 2020|

Project Updates: January 6, 2020

The Harford Road Bridge contractor is gearing up to begin construction of the bridge piers near Herring Run.  This work will require the construction of a stream diversion system that protects the work area from the water.

The Contractor has begun construction of a cast-in-place concrete retaining wall on the south side of the bridge, and the precast panel wall seen from Chesterfield Avenue is complete.

The Contractor also continues to sift soil to be used as backfill material.

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2020-01-06T15:01:05-05:00January 6th, 2020|

Project Updates: November 14, 2019

The Harford Road Bridge contractor continues to move forward with the construction of the new bridge’s foundation.  Both the north and south abutments are complete, and pier construction will begin in the coming months.

Retaining walls on the south side of the project are underway, and the pedestrian tunnel is fully installed and backfilled.

Drainage pipe has be installed around the project as well.

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2019-11-14T11:00:11-05:00November 14th, 2019|

Project Updates: September 23, 2019

The Harford Road Bridge contractor continues to move forward with the construction of the new bridge’s foundation. Phase 2 of the north and south abutments is underway, with an estimated completion date for the abutments being mid-October.

The proposed pedestrian tunnel is completely installed, with backfill and drainage currently being installed.

Excavation for a long mechanically stabilized earth wall at the south end of the project is uncomplete. Once drainage for this wall is installed, the wall construction will begin.

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2019-10-08T13:20:16-04:00October 8th, 2019|

Project Updates: August 26, 2019

The Harford Road Bridge contractor continues to move forward with the construction of the new bridge’s foundation. Phase 1 of the north abutment stem wall has been poured, while the first phase of the south abutment stem wall has been formed and will be poured by the end of the month. Additional walls for the bridge’s foundation continue to be formed and rebar installed.

The proposed pedestrian tunnel is completely installed, with backfill ready to be installed on top.

Excavation for a long mechanically stabilized earth wall at the south end of the project is underway.

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2019-08-27T08:02:13-04:00August 27th, 2019|

Project Updates: August 1, 2019

The Harford Road Bridge contractor continues to move forward with the construction of the new bridge’s foundation. The north abutment stem wall has been formed and is ready for concrete to be poured within the forms. The south abutment footing has been placed and the stem wall formwork has begun.

Excavation for the proposed pedestrian tunnel between Chesterfield Avenue and Herring Run has been completed. Footings for the pedestrian tunnel will be installed in early August.

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2019-08-01T15:49:49-04:00August 1st, 2019|

Harford Road and Lake Montebello Drive Closure

To prepare for constructing the proposed pedestrian tunnel, the Harford Road Bridge contractor plans to mobilize equipment and materials to the south end of the project this Monday, August 12th through Thursday, August 15th.

To accommodate this effort, Harford Road and Lake Montebello Drive in the vicinity of Chesterfield Avenue will be closed from 9AM to 3PM. Reference attached sketch.

Please consider using alternate routes on these days during the specified time frame.

2019-08-06T12:32:04-04:00July 15th, 2019|

Project Updates: July 2, 2019

The Harford Road Bridge contractor continues to move forward with the construction of the new bridge’s foundation. The north abutment footing has been placed, and reinforcement and formwork for the abutment wall is underway. The south footing formwork and reinforcement bar have been installed and are awaiting concrete.

Excavation for the two piers has been completed and construction of the pier footings will begin in July.

Excavation for the proposed pedestrian tunnel between Chesterfield Avenue and Herring Run is underway. Footings for the pedestrian tunnel will be installed in July.

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2019-07-08T11:18:59-04:00July 8th, 2019|

Project Updates: May 31, 2019

The Harford Road Bridge contractor has fully completed demolition of the existing bridge.  Excavation and rock removal for the new bridge abutments and piers is underway.

Construction of the north abutment will begin in early June, followed by construction of the south abutment later in the month.

The demolition shield above Herring Run is fully removed, and stockpiled material in the project’s southeast corner will be removed in June.

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2019-05-31T08:31:45-04:00May 31st, 2019|

Project Updates: May 1, 2019

The Harford Road Bridge contractor is nearly complete with demolition of the existing bridge.  The existing arches have been completely removed and the last remaining parts of concrete that were below ground are being excavated.  The rubble created by the demolition of the bridge is being pulverized and taken off site.

Rock excavation for the proposed north abutment substructure is underway.  The footing for this substructure is scheduled to be installed in mid-May.

The demolition shield above Herring Run is being removed, and stockpiled in the projects southeast corner is being removed.

2019-05-07T05:34:42-04:00May 1st, 2019|

Project Updates: April 11, 2019

The Harford Road Bridge contractor continues with the demolition of the bridge.  Earth fill that was once above the concrete arches has been removed and stockpiled nearby.  The northern-most span has been completely removed, while vertical walls above the arches for the south span and middle span have been removed.

Demolition of the bridge will continue over the next four weeks and the remaining concrete arches will be removed.  By the end of April, the existing Harford Road Bridge will no longer be present.

Stockpiled concrete demolition debris from the existing bridge will be crushed and reused as construction material elsewhere in the region.  Some of the recycled material will be used for the new Harford Road Bridge.

Other work performed around the site includes the installation of stormwater drainage piping, erosion and sediment control measures, and site security fencing.

2019-04-11T19:29:56-04:00April 11th, 2019|

Project Updates: March 15, 2019

The Harford Road Bridge contractor has begun demolishing activities for the existing bridge. Pavement across the new bridge has been removed, uncovering existing trolley tracks that once ran down Harford Road. The existing trolley tracks have been removed, along with existing sidewalk and bridge parapet. Retaining walls on the south end of the bridge have been demolished as well.

Demolition of the bridge will continue over the next eight weeks where various components of the bridge will come down systematically. Fill within the bridge will be excavated and removed, leaving the bridge concrete walls and arch exposed. Walls will then be removed, followed by the arches. A demolition shield has been installed over the creek to protect debris from entering the waterway.

Other work performed around the site includes installation of stormwater drainage piping, erosion and sediment control measures, and site security fencing.

2019-03-15T12:03:50-04:00March 15th, 2019|

Project Updates: February 22, 2019

The Harford Road Bridge contractor has begun to prepare for the demolition of the existing bridge by placing steel beams and timber matting over the waterway.  Once Verizon relocates existing telecommunications lines that run through the bridge, the contractor will begin removal of the existing structure.  This work is anticipated to begin on February 25, 2019.  Demolition will be performed by hydraulic hammers and heavy equipment, which will be one of the louder operations throughout the duration of the project.  The Herring Run Trail under the Harford Road Bridge will be completely closed for this stage of construction.  Demolition is expected to be complete in approximately 3 months.

In preparation for this phase of work, contractor hours will be adjusted in order to complete demolition activities in a more timely manner.  Starting February 25th, the contractor will begin working a schedule of 7am-7pm from Monday through Saturday.

The contractor is also continuing the installation of a sandbag stream diversion system.  This will allow for the construction of the proposed bridge piers without interference from the flowing waterway.

Other work being performed at this time includes the installation of stormwater drainage piping, erosion and sediment control measures, and site security fencing.

2019-02-22T14:00:49-05:00February 22nd, 2019|

Harford Road Detour

The Harford Road detour was implemented successfully on November 19, 2018 — with traffic being re-routed on nearby city roadways.  Since the closure of the bridge, light poles and guide rails have been removed along with other necessary structures.  Recently, the contractor has begun to install a sandbag diversion within Herring Run to assist with constructing the proposed piers and abutments.   Utilities located inside the old bridge (including water main and electricity lines)  have been re-routed or removed to allow for the old bridge to be demolished.  The next significant activity for the project is the removal of the old bridge, which will take approximately one month.

2019-01-16T15:30:06-05:00January 16th, 2019|

Harford Road Bridge Closure

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.

2018-12-12T19:58:59-05:00November 1st, 2018|

Traffic Enforcement Officers

Department of Transportation-Safety Division will deploy two (2) Transportation Enforcement Officers (TEOs) per intersection for the Harford Road bridge project. From the start of the project, TEOs will be deployed for two (2) weeks at the identified intersections .

Deployment Days & Times

Monday thru Friday
  • 7:00AM to 9:00AM
  •  4:00PM to 6:00PM

Intersections where TEOs will be deployed

  • Harford Rd & Argonne Drive
  • Harford Rd & Erdman Avenue
2018-12-17T19:51:10-05:00October 15th, 2018|
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