Motorists urged to avoid Falls Road emergency utility work

Motorists who use Falls Road in Mount Washington are being advised by city transportation officials to take alternate roads Thursday and Friday to avoid emergency utility repair work.

Crews have closed lanes northbound Falls Road at Kelly Avenue and two-way traffic has been shifted to the southbound side of the roadway.

Traffic will be directed by flagmen until 3 p.m., when one lane of northbound Falls Road will be reopened for through traffic. Additional lane closures and a traffic flagging operation will resume along the southbound side of Falls Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use Northern Parkway or Greenspring Avenue. Construction updates are available at

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