July 06, 2020 Baltimore County
Long Awaited East-West Connection to Make Continuous Circuit from Route 40 to White Marsh Boulevard
Baltimore County today announced the completion of the latest phase of the Campbell Boulevard project, which runs between Bird River Road and Windlass Run in Middle River.
The new road completes a continuous circuit between Route 40 to Route 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) and will open to traffic Tuesday, July 7.
"This long-awaited project is a major gain for eastern Baltimore County and will provide a convenient connection for residents that will reduce congestion, expand bike access, and improve street safety," County Executive Johnny Olszewski said.
Started in the fall of 2018, the 0.7 mile stretch of Campbell Boulevard will provide two travel lanes, a center turn lane and two, seven-foot wide bike lanes. The project cost approximately $5 million.
This newly completed segment fulfills a longtime need for an East-West connection first identified in the 1980s.
"I'm glad to see this latest investment in our community," Council Chair and District 6 Councilmember Cathy Bevins said. "This new stretch of road will better connect our neighborhoods and help improve quality of life for our residents."
This is the latest component of the County's three-phase Campbell Boulevard Extended Project, a 3.1 mile long project which, when completed, will connect Route 7 (Philadelphia Road) to Route 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) to help relieve congestion at key intersections and improve road safety.
The project's completed second phase runs from Route 40 to Bird River Road and intersects with the newly completed portion of Campbell Boulevard. The final stage of the project will run from Philadelphia Road to Route 40 and will include the reconstruction of the Mohrs Lane Bridge. This final phase of the project is anticipated to begin in 2023.