***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA ESTIMATES REPAIRS TO MD 161 BRIDGE OVER DEER CREEK IN HARFORD COUNTY WILL BE COMPLETED THIS WEEK

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​(February 2, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) estimates repairs to the MD 161 Bridge over Deer Creek in Harford County will be completed this week. All travelers are advised to use detours until the damage caused by a truck crash Monday can be repaired.

MDOT SHA bridge engineers have assessed the bridge and determined that the crash damaged bridge parapets on both sides. While repairs are being made, MDOT SHA and contractor crews will install temporary concrete barriers on both sides of the bridge. The bridge will be closed to all traffic until the temporary concrete barrier installation is complete on Friday. 

Currently, through traffic on MD 161 between US 1 (Conowingo Road) and MD 155 (Level Road) is being detoured using US 1, MD 136 (Priestford Road) and MD 155. The roadway is open to local traffic only on either side of the bridge.   

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov.

Editor’s Note

From intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders.  MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.


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