Marks Gives Construction Update on Joppa Road Bridge

Councilman David Marks provided an update on the Joppa Road bridge near Honeygo Boulevard in Perry Hall that has been under construction since January. His statement is below:

“The county’s forces remobilized on the site earlier this month and have been making good progress. The precast concrete slabs have been installed and the cast-in-place concrete traffic barriers are now being constructed (see the attached photo).

“The next steps include reinforcing the steel set, pouring concrete, and final strengthening of the interior barriers. Once that occurs, the roadway will be paved and traffic barriers off the bridge will be installed.

“We anticipate it will take about two more weeks to complete the work, unless there are unforeseen material supply issues and weather delays,” Marks said.

“I have done all I can to push this project along. The delays have been driven by material shortages, and these are impacted by national economic trends. I appreciate the patience of all motorists, as well as neighbors who have been impacted by detours.”