CARNEY — Motorists will be able to enjoy an entirely resurfaced seven miles of Joppa Road, after the last phase of a multi-year project on the major corridor is soon completed, announced Baltimore County Councilman David Marks.
As of Oct. 16, contractor crews have started to resurface four miles of Joppa Road from Harford Road to Mylander Lane, adding to the three miles that were resurfaced on the same road in 2019, and are expected to complete roadwork at the end of the calendar year or early 2022.
“Joppa Road is one of the most significant corridors in Northeastern Baltimore County, and it carries tens of thousands of cars a day,” Marks said. “I am excited this long-awaited project will come to fruition. It is a substantial boost for the Carney, Cub Hill and Parkville communities, and will enhance the driving experience for all motorists.”
The resurfacing of this 4-mile section is funded directly by county revenue as part of a Capital Improvement Plan covering fiscal years 2022-2027. The proposed capital budget includes over $65 million over a 6-year period for roadway resurfacing, and of that amount, $24.2 million is allocated for fiscal year 2022.
Marks said that he urges patience during the resurfacing and thanks the contractor, Gray & Son, Inc., and the Department of Public Works and Transportation for their work.
“Road resurfacing is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of local government, and I am pleased that we have made so much progress over the past few years,” Marks said in a press release.