North Avenue bridge construction to begin in Bel Air

Work was due to begin this week on the construction of a new bridge over Bynum Run in Bel Air, linking North Avenue off Rock Spring Road with Henderson Lane in the Irwin's Choice community off Conowingo Road.

In preparation for the bridge construction, the Harford County Department of Public Works announced that North Avenue from Creek Park Drive to Irwin Creek Drive will be closed for approximately 10 months.

The road closure was supposed to occur as early as Tuesday; however, the closure had not been put in place as of Wednesday afternoon.

The county has considered building the bridge for a number of years, as the North Avenue area and Irwin's Choice developed and more and more housing units were built in both areas.

The $1.7 million contract to build the bridge was approved by the county's Board of Estimates in June. JJID Incorporated is the contractor.

County engineers said the bridge should be completed in late spring or the summer of next year.

The temporary closure of North Avenue in the area of the bridge work will affect residents living at the end of the street who will be able to detour through Aggies Court, which is connected to both Creek Park and Irwin Creek drives.

Questions regarding this highways project should be directed to Michael Davies, chief construction inspector with the department of public works, 410-638-3561, ext. 2434.

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