OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — The State Highway Administration announced Thursday it would be shutting down lanes on Reisterstown Road (MD 140) for six weeks, while it replaces a deteriorated culvert.

The work will begin Thursday, Sept. 24 around 10 p.m. just south of Painters Mill Road in Owings Mills. Two lanes on a one-half mile sections of Reisterstown Road between Painters Mills Road and St. Thomas Lane will be closed.

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The closure will be in effect for six weeks, 24 hours a day.

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Motorists can expect one lane to be open in each directions for this span of the roadway.

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SHA is urging drivers to plan for extra travel time and to use alternate routes like I-795 or I-695 for trips between Owings Mills and Pikesville.