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AMOSS MILL ROAD - Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Amos Mill Road Bridge following repairs to a triple cell culvert. The bridge over Island Branch is between MD Route 136 (Harkins Road) and Amos Road near Norrisville.
This project was completed in two phases. In October of 2019, stage one repairs were completed, consisting of the placement of rip rap within the stream channel to stabilize the culvert outfall. This final phase consisted of repairs to the stacked stone headwall, which had been undermined and was failing.
Harford County appreciates the public’s patience during the road closures necessary to complete the Amos Mill Road Bridge project.
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Amos Mill Road Bridge #177 over Island Branch, which is between MD Route 136 (Harkins Road) and Amos Road near Norrisville, on or about Monday, May 4 for about six weeks to complete bridge repairs. The road will be completely closed to all traffic during this closure to complete the second phase of repairs to the triple cell culvert begun last fall.
Please make other arrangements if you travel on this roadway.
Questions may be directed to Matt Miller, Department of Public Works, at 410-638-3509 extension 1392.
Harford Executive Barry Glassman’s FY2021 Budget Recommends Full Funding for School Operations; Record Funding for Public Safety & Libraries; No Tax Increases. The budget also maintains county reserves for fiscal uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video:
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ROBINSON MILL ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT: The deck is now in place and backfill / road grade preparation is continuing. Yet to be completed is the paving, guardrails and storm water management / landscaping. We thank you for your patience and anticipate the bridge will be reopened to all traffic within 4-6 weeks.
Baltimore County Department of Public Works will be closing Jericho Road Bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls at the Harford/Baltimore county line on Friday, April 10 for maintenance. The closure will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and should take only one day for completion. Emergency vehicles will not have access to the bridge during this closure. All motorists who travel this roadway should make other arrangements.
Questions about this closure may be directed to Matt Miller, Harford County Department of Public Works at 410-638-3509 extension 1392.
County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on COVID-19 in Harford County; New COVID-19 Webpage
BEL AIR, Md., (April 3, 2020) – County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on COVID-19 in Harford County.
“As expected, COVID-19 continues to impact our community. Public health officials have reported a total of 41 positive cases among Harford County residents as of this morning. This compares to 19 cases at this time a week ago.
Harford County cases range from people in their 20s to their 60s and beyond. The vast majority are isolating at home, and some have been released from isolation. Nonetheless, public health officials believe the peak in cases is at least two weeks away if not longer, and cases across Maryland have been doubling every three days since mid-March. Sadly, 42 have died.
New guidance on exposure risk
At the federal level, the CDC on Monday issued guidance that changed the period of exposure risk from the “onset of symptoms” to 48 hours before the onset. In other words, the virus can be spread by someone before they even know they’re sick. This underscores why we must continue to act as if everyone could be infected and practice social distancing and precautions such as handwashing for at least 20 seconds. If taken seriously, these actions will slow the spread and avoid overwhelming our healthcare system, and they will save lives.
My administration is working daily with the Harford County Health Department and other partners to prepare for a surge in local demand for healthcare system capacity, including ICU beds, ventilators and alternative care sites, and for personal protective equipment (PPE).
As you are no doubt aware, Gov. Hogan issued stay-at-home orders and interpretive guidance this week for all Marylanders. We know that the vast majority of COVID-19 cases recover, but we must work together to protect individuals of all ages with underlying health conditions and those over 60, who are our most vulnerable populations. I continue to monitor our nursing homes and other senior facilities, and I am working closely with our health department to provide the latest guidance and assist them with preparations.
The Maryland Department of Health this week announced COVID-19 test sites at Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) locations including Bel Air. The site will be operated by University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, in partnership with the Harford County Health Department. Remember that to be tested, you must meet certain criteria, receive an order from a healthcare provider and make an appointment.
Keeping up with the news
To help you navigate the news on COVID-19, some of which has been changing daily, we have a new webpage that brings together information about the virus in Harford County. This includes the governor’s directives and interpretations, previously announced adjustments to county government procedures, the latest public health information, resources for businesses, employees and seniors, unemployment information, food assistance, support for recovery and mental wellness, and how you can help. Mark this page where you will also find an archive of my weekly updates https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2823/COVID-19-Resources.
My administration is also here to answer your questions about COVID-19. Contact us at [email protected] or 410-638-3420 and we will connect you with accurate information to keep you and your family safe.
What you can do
Continue disinfecting surfaces to fight COVID-19, but our Water & Sewer Division asks that you avoid flushing disposable wipes and paper towels down the toilet. These items raise the risk of sewer main backups and sewage overflows. Please place them in the trash.
Now more than ever it’s also important to answer the 2020 Census. The census determines how billions of dollars in federal funding will be spent and helps inform emergency and public health planning, such as how many vaccines to send to an area. It only takes a few minutes to go to www.my2020Census.gov and make sure everyone counts in Harford County.
In closing, I want to recognize those who are working through this crisis - the first responders, healthcare workers and essential employees in county government and the private sector who are on the front lines. Thanks and be safe.”
MOORES MILL ROAD UPDATE: The Moores Mill Road reconstruction project (between MD924 and US1 Bus.) is now open to all through traffic. Close out work, including completion of the crosswalk and center turn lane arrows, will be continuing over the next week or so. Please obey the posted speed limit and be especially careful as drivers get used to the new traffic patterns. We thank you for your patience throughout the length of this major construction project.
UPDATE: Harford County Parks and Recreation programs have been canceled and indoor facilities and outdoor playgrounds and pavilions are closed until further notice. Parks and trails will be open as long as social distancing is maintained. No groups or teams will be allowed. Cedar Lane Sports Complex is closed - fields and walking path.
County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on the COVID-19 virus in Harford County:
• All county-owned senior centers are closed until further notice;
• All parks and recreation programs, activities and facilities are closed;
• County government events are cancelled through March 31;
• Meetings of county advisory boards are cancelled through March 31; and,
• Out-of-state travel for county employees is suspended.
ROBINSON MILL ROAD BRIDGE: Updated photos showing the four, 54' long box beams (20" deep x 48" wide) that will support the new bridge deck (both photos are looking west with MD136 to the right). The project is about 75% complete with an estimated reopening scheduled for March / April - dependent upon weather.
EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE: Drone photos of the recently completed Eden Mill Road Bridge over Big Branch; with the pedestrian bridge for the Eden Mill Nature Center trail system immediately adjacent to it.
Throwback Thursday - Just a reminder that it was four years ago today that "Snowzilla" aka "Winter Storm Jonas" hit the mid-Atlantic. Photos are from Harford County at the height of the storm and the clean-up afterwards.
EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE: After 1 1/2 years (June, 2018) this bridge, just north of the Eden Mill Nature Center is reopening today. What started as a simple deck replacement by our Highway maintenance crews, grew into a much more complicated project following the floods the County experienced in August, 2018. Because of the extensive scour from the flood waters and worse than anticipated condition of the structural beams following removal of the deck; the project had to be placed on hold, completely redesigned, advertised and contracted out for construction. The community and users of the Nature Center are thanked for their patience and understanding during this closure.
MADONNA ROAD EMBANKMENT STABILIZATION: The soil nails work on the remaining section of the Madonna Road hill heading south out of the Hidden Valley area of Rocks State Park is now complete and the road reopened. This area will re-vegetate over the next 1-2 years and make the fence & soil nails virtually invisible. We thank the area residents for their understanding as we completed this project - especially while the Eden Mill Road Bridge project was still ongoing.
Harford County Government
County Executive Barry Glassman called for national unity in his annual State of the County address on Tuesday and credited local partnerships for contributing to Harford’s progress. In a speech entitled “Moving Forward Together” he reported on the county’s improved financial position and a major reduction in opioid fatalities: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1696
From County Executive Barry Glassman and all of us here in Harford County government, join us in celebrating Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!
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EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE: Construction is nearing completion on this structure with the deck and bridge railing in place and the only work remaining to be paving, guardrails and site cleanup / finalizing the job. If the weather holds out, we are hoping to reopen the road within the next two weeks. Additionally...the soil nails work on Madonna Road should be completed and the road reopened by the end of next week. Additional updates will be provided and we thank the residents in this area for their understanding and patience on both projects.
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GLEN COVE ROAD BRIDGE #156: Beams being placed last Friday (May 3rd). (Video is on 4X speed.)
GLEN COVE ROAD BRIDGE #155 UPDATE: Time Lapse Video of the temporary Mabey Bridge installation. Road tie-ins, and guardrail installation remain. Estimated completion and open to traffic approx. 2-3 weeks.
New Park Road Bridge - This time-lapse video shows the construction of the Federal Highway Administration endorsed GRS (Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil) abutment wall, as well as the placement of the beams and concrete deck. The bridge should be open soon once the guardrail is installed and the site cleanup is completed.
Winter Storm Diego appears to be staying south, but the NWS is saying that there is still a slight chance the storm could wobble north and give Harford County some winter weather. As a precaution, you may see us out on our emergency routes and collector roads today, treating them with brine, just in case that occurs. The brine treatment uses a fraction of the salt when compared to a "normal" pre-treatment procedure and can last up to 3 days on the pavement - thereby allowing us to perform the work during normal working hours in the days leading up to a possible weather event. If you end up behind one of these vehicles, please stay back at least 100'. We appreciate your patience.
Madonna Road Embankment Stabilization Project - Installation of Soil Nails
The Watervale Road Bridge Replacement Project (the design of which was created with participation from a design sub-group of local citizens) has received approval from the Harford County Board of Estimates for award to JJID Incorporated of Bear, DE. The attached video is a simulation of the final product created by our Engineering Associate, Kevin Ewers. The bridge and retaining walls will be stamped and stained concrete to have a stone appearance. Construction is scheduled to begin by mid-May and will last approximately 7 months - weather dependent. Updates will be posted on this FB page and specific questions may be directed to the Project Manager - Glen Hebel at [email protected].
Harford County - Wheel Road Reconstruction Project
The quality isn't too great (we didn't want the file to be too big), but the attached file is a video of the "old" Wheel Road within a video of the "new", recently reconstructed, Wheel Road. The comparison gives a good view of some of the "visible" improvements including wider and smoother road surface, flatter and smoother curves, objects shielded or removed from immediately adjacent to the roadway and greatly improved sight distance.
St. Clair Road Bridge Pier Demo
Short video of a "pecker" removing the concrete for the north pier.