Route 40 Ramp At MD 715 To Close Next Week

A ramp near Aberdeen Proving Ground is set to close on June 28.

The ramp from eastbound U.S. Route 40 to southbound MD Route 715 in is scheduled to close on June 28.

The ramp will remained closed for about a year, leaving commuters to detour left across U.S. Route 40 West, using a temporary traffic signal, and onto a temporary interchange to MD Route 715, according to a statement from the State Highway Administration.

MD Route 715—or Short Lane—leads to the primary entrance onto .

The closure is part of an ongoing, $17.8 million project to improve the interchange following the BRAC expansion on Aberdeen Proving Ground. The ramp closure will allow for the ramp to be widened to three lanes.

Maryland recently announced in Aberdeen in light of increased BRAC-related traffic in the area.

Carol June 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM
We want it safe don't we? One more thing if you were the one in the ditch or hole you'd want someone to watch out to make sure no one run you over or that the dirt didn't fall in on you. These workers and city workers get a bum rap. They work harder then most people and it's everything under the sun needing done work in the heat, cold, rain and snow. So come on, pray for their safty and yours and let them do their job.
Elke June 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM
I agree wholeheartedly with E Dub!!! If you ever have seen workers doing improvements on the Autobahn in Germany, you know what efficiency and hazardous working conditions is!
dwhit June 22, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Maryland requested (and received) BRAC funding for road improvements. BRAC has been complete for almost a year now and was a 5 year process or more. WHAT TOOK SO LONG??? APG repositioned and widened the 715 gate long ago. Those of us who came down from New Jersey lovingly refer to APG as 'Sleepy Hollow', but now we see that this could apply to a much wider audience!
Donna June 27, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Why isn't there a left turn signal off of rt 7(walmart side) going to APG.? Every day I have to make thatleft hand turn and get ALL the way over to make a right to go to pier one. Cars making right hand turn on 715 don't like letting me over. Scares me everyday.
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