State puts BRAC project out for bid
Maryland Transportation Secretary Beverly Swaim-Staley announced Monday that the state is accepting bids with a $43.5 million road project in Harford County related to growth at Aberdeen Proving Ground resulting from the base realignment and closing process known as BRAC.
The State Highway Administration will accept technical proposals through May 24 for the interchange project at U.S. 40 and route 715 in Aberdeen The project is expected to eliminate the need to make a U-turn when getting on northbound 715 from eastbound U.S. 40 by upgrading the current configuration to a full interchange.
With Maryland's Transportation Trust Fund ailing from a revenue shortfall, few major highway projects have been moving forward in recent months. According to the Transportation Department, the Aberdeen project is getting off the ground because of an appropriation obtained by the state congressional delegation.
Construction is expected to begin this fall.