(MATT BUTTON AEGIS STAFF, Homestead Publishing / May 14, 2013)

Drivers trying to whiz through downtown Bel Air on South Bond Street may have noticed a bumpier ride lately.

The State Highway Administration has been re-paving the asphalt and doing other road improvements on the stretch between Route 22 and Gordon Street as part of an ongoing project for both Bond and Main streets, SHA spokeswoman Kellie Boulware said Monday.

The work began in fall 2011 and is expected to be done within about a month, she said.

The project includes handicap-accessible sidewalk improvements as well as repaving of the road.

The work costs $580,000, she said. The northbound part of the project, Main Street between Gordon and Route 22, was improved in 2008, she said.

Most of the work is being done at night. Grinding and paving along Bond Street is set to take place overnight Wednesday into Thursday, she said.

Paving near the turn onto Route 1 will also be done overnight Thursday.

Final paving and re-striping will begin in June, with some nighttime lane closures between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

"Customers may see some sidewalk work at the intersections during the day," Boulware said.