SHA to hold meeting about Downes Road bridge
The State Highway Administration has scheduled an informational meeting about a project iin nothern Baltimore Coounty that would replace the deck of the Downes Road bridge over Interstate 83.
The project will replace the driving surface on a bridge that was originally built in 1958. According to the SHA, the deck is showing significant detrioration. It said the project will extend the structure's life by 30-50 years.
The meeting is set Aug. 31 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Seventh District Elementary School, 20300 York Road in Parkton. State highway employees will be on hand at the open house to explain the project and answer questions. The project is expected to begin next spring and will include "cleaning and painting of steel beams; repairs to abutments; replacement the retaining walls adjacent to each side of the bridge; and reshaping the bridge piers."