ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County will build a stormwater retention basin in the area of Routes 29 and 40 to fight flooding in Ellicott City.
The State Highway Administration will close the northbound Route 29 exit ramp from westbound Route 40 at 10 p.m. Wednesday and reopen it by 5 a.m. Thursday, weather permitting.READ MORE: Bodies Of 5-Year-Old Boy, 6-Year-Old Girl Discovered During Essex Traffic Stop, Police Say
Motorists destined for westbound Route 40 will be directed to the eastbound Route 40 exit and then turn onto the westbound lanes using the traffic signals at Ridge Road.
SHA workers will use electronic signs, barrels and cones to alert motorists about the work zone and ramp closure.READ MORE: Unemployment Workers Union Hold Rally Thursday Night In Baltimore Over Flagged Claims, Unavailability
TRAFFIC ALERT #HoCoMD: Beginning 10 pm, 7/21, @MDSHA will close NB US 29 exit ramp to WB US 40 to accommodate work to construct stormwater retention basin in the area. Wx permit, the ramp will reopen by 5 am, 7/22. For more info, incl detour details: https://t.co/I8cBn1sKMP. https://t.co/TXyQ25AIue
— Howard County Gov't (@HoCoGov) July 21, 2021MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Schools Will Require ‘Universal Masking,’ Maryland Ranks Third Nationally In Vaccinations Among Ages 12-17