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MDOT SHA Route 91 Bridge Replacement Project Closure in Finksburg has been rescheduled to begin April 22nd

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Announced on April 5th:

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will close a portion of Maryland Route 91 in Finksburg to complete its bridge replacement project.  Detours will affect Carroll County roads, with signage on site.

UPDATE: Due to the recent rain, MD 91 bridge crews were not able to complete necessary prep work for the closure. The State Highway Administration has rescheduled the MD 91 bridge closure to Monday, April 22 at 5 a.m

The MDOT SHA recently received right-of-entry approval from the Maryland Midland Railroad and will move forward with closing the MD 91 (Emory Road) bridge over the north branch of the Patapsco River and the Maryland Midland Railroad in Finksburg on Monday, April 22th at 5 a.m. The closure is necessary to safely replace the bridge and is expected to be in place for about nine months. Traffic will be detoured using MD 30 and MD 140. Please see the graphic below.

SHA will post the closure date and information on its website and social media pages. The contractor and project crew are currently working on public notifications and sign installation to alert motorists about the upcoming closure. This project has a webpage found here.

According to MDOT, “the bridges were originally constructed in 1967, and while safe for current use, both are nearing the end of their useful service life. Replacing the bridges will save money on future maintenance spending and support safety and mobility as a part of MDOT SHA’s goal of keeping Maryland’s transportation system in a good state of repair.”

More details on the MD 91 Bridge Replacement Project, including updates and contact information, can be found on the state’s Project Portal page here or https://mdot-sha-md91-brg-over-nb-patapsco-and-rr-cl1725180-maryland.hub.arcgis.com/.

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Detour route during the closure:

Information from Carroll County Government:

The bridge was original schedule to close on April 15th. Here is additional information from the previous Observer article:

The MD 91 bridge in Finksburg will close on April 15th for about 9 months


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