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Lake Ashburton water tank construction set to impact traffic; road and sidewalk closures planned

Traffic switch scheduled on MD 175 in Fort Meade
Posted at 11:20 AM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 11:20:17-04

BALTIMORE — The next phase of construction for the underground drinking water tanks at Lake Ashburton will temperately impact traffic on Liberty Heights Avenue and North Hilton Street.

This next phase, which will begin in early September, will continue for about six months and the work will affect traffic on some days between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. for about five minutes. The streets that will be impacted by these construction services include:

  • 3200-3300 blocks of North Hilton Street
  • 3000-3200 blocks of Liberty Heights Avenue

Traffic signs will be posted to inform residents and motorists when to avoid the Lake Ashburton area. Residents and commuters should expect a moderate amount of noise from construction operation.

In addition to the road closures, the sidewalk on the south side of Liberty Heights Avenue, which is adjacent to the eastbound lane, will be closed. Therefore, pedestrians are asked to cross the street to use the sidewalk. Barriers will also be installed to protect the work zone from vehicle traffic.

This barrier and sidewalk closure will be in place until the tank construction is competed.

Residents and commuters are advised to plan alternate routes to avoid traffic on North Hilton Street and Liberty Heights, near Lake Ashburton, for the next few months.