Motorists who travel on the Route 1 bridge across the Susquehanna River in northern Harford County can expect temporary delays Tuesday and Wednesday. Crews from the Conowingo Hydroelectric Generating Station will move crest gates from the dam to the upper parking lot at the Conowingo Visitor Center for regular maintenance and repairs. Moving the large gates will temporarily delay traffic in both directions on Route 1 from Route 222 to Shures Landing Road, just south of Conowingo Dam on the Harford County side. Delays, which will be supervised by the Maryland State Police, will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both days and will last about 20 minutes each time.

The routine maintenance work will not affect operations at the power station. All 50 crest gates are scheduled for maintenance during the next few years. As the project progresses, the public will be advised of any additional road closures that may become necessary.

Mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com

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