From the Maryland State Highway Administration:
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) today re-opened MD 24 (Rocks Road) between Rocks Chrome Hill Road and St. Clair Bridge Road in Rocks State Park, Harford County. Crews placed portable digital message boards along Rocks Road to share the good news and alert motorists the road is again open to all traffic.
SHA closed the section of MD 24 last summer for slope protection along Deer Creek and a roadway reconstruction project. Crews will continue construction work through early summer with temporary daytime single-lane closures and flagging operations on Rocks Road between
9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please look ahead for construction crews and equipment such as bobcats moving through the work zone. Corman Construction of Annapolis Junction is completing the $6.2 million construction project.
The spring and summer construction season is getting into high gear. For a statewide listing of most SHA projects, click here for e-Road Ready 2015. Citizens who have questions about highway construction on MD 24 or any other State highway within Baltimore or Harford counties may contact SHA’s District 4 Office – Construction Division in Hunt Valley at 410-229-2420, toll-free at 1-866-998-0367 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the MD 24 project, drivers may also encounter mobile or short-term work zones. Always expect the unexpected, pay extra close attention and drive slowly through any work zone. Whether it is a tree trimming operation or a bridge project, be aware when orange is there: Think Orange (the color of construction equipment and signs), stay alert and slow down. Everyone is at risk. In four out of five work zone-related crashes, it is the driver or passenger who is injured or killed.
In 2014, nine people lost their lives in Maryland work zone crashes, including four highway workers. While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to keep traffic safely moving in work zones, please partner with us because work zone safety is everyone’s business – slow down and stay alert. Safer driving. Safer work zones. For everyone.