Updated: Construction Crews Will Shift Lanes on Route 40 Bridge Starting Wednesday
Once shifts are complete, traffic will move on temporary bridges.
(UPDATED) Crews with the State Highway Administration are going to shift some of the traffic onto one of the temporary bridges on Route 40 constructed over the Patapsco River starting this Wednesday.
An earlier version of the article stated that the shift would happen Friday, but Thursday's rain caused the project to be pushed back to next week.
Starting Friday at 7 p.m., crews will close one of two lanes heading east over the Route 40 bridge between Baltimore and Howard counties.
By Monday at 5 a.m., all of the traffic heading east will have moved to one of the temporary bridges constructed over the river. Traffic heading west will be shifted onto the second bridge.
The project will be moved back to Dec. 19 if there is inclement weather. Once the eastbound and westbound traffic shifts are complete, all four lanes of traffic on Route 40 will be open on the temporary bridges.
Entrances to Patapsco Valley State Park from Route 40 will continue to remain open during construction, but pedestrians and cyclists will not have access to the temporary bridges.