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Black Rock Road to close Sept. 15

September 06, 2008|By JOSHUA BOWMAN

Black Rock Road at the Interstate 70 underpass will be closed for about 100 days on or around Sept. 15, a contractor rebuilding the interstate bridge said Friday.

The road will be closed so Ahern and Associates Inc., which has been contracted by the Maryland State Highway Administration to replace the bridge, can lower Black Rock Road beneath the bridge, said John Rose, eastern district manager for Ahern and Associates Inc.

Rose said the road must be excavated to fix "clearance issues."

Black Rock Road will be closed only at the bridge, Rose said, which is near the road's intersection with Ridenour and Stottlemeyer roads.

He said the 100-day closure should be the last extended road closure for the project.

The company currently is building the westbound side of the Interstate 70 bridge.

Westbound traffic has been routed onto a temporary bridge constructed in the median.

After Black Rock Road is lowered and the westbound bridge is built, eastbound traffic will be routed to the median so that side can be torn down and rebuilt, Rose said.

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The project is scheduled to be finished in November 2009, Rose said.


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