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Emergency roadwork to cause major traffic delays on Pulaski Highway in White Marsh

Emergency roadwork along Pulaski Highway in White Marsh will cause significant traffic delays over the next several days, as crews work to repair a stretch of road made unstable by erosion, according to the State Highway Administration.

The work will close the right lane of eastbound Pulaski Highway. An exact time frame for the work was not given.

The stretch of roadway, weakened by the erosion of soil underneath of it, is south of White Marsh Boulevard, close to the bridge that carries Pulaski Highway over White Marsh Run, the SHA said.

"We have to backfill it with something a little bit more stable than soil," said Charlie Gischlar, a SHA spokesman. "Our crews are trained to spot things like that. It does happen from time to time."

The bridge itself is not in danger, Gischlar said.

The state has granted a $50,000 contract to Hunt Valley-based Brawner Builders to complete the repair work.

The repairs will cause "extremely heavy traffic" in the area, the SHA said, including along Pulaski Highway and White Marsh and Eastern boulevards.

About 40,000 vehicles use Pulaski Highway in the area of the roadwork each day, the SHA said.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes.

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