Sinclair Lane Bridge Rehabilitation Complete
Friday Dec 19th, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Completion of Sinclair Lane Bridge Rehabilitation
After nearly three years of construction, Sinclair Lane Bridge to open on Monday
BALTIMORE, Md. (December 19, 2014)—Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City Department of Transportation Director William Johnson announced the completion of the Sinclair Lane Bridge rehabilitation. The Sinclair Lane Bridge, which has been closed for nearly three years due to construction, will reopen to traffic on Monday in time for the morning commute.
“The Sinclair Lane Bridge is a significant thoroughfare in the Belair/Edison community, and we are pleased that construction is complete for residents and businesses, in time for the busy holiday season,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “As we work to grow Baltimore by 10,000 families, we are committed to improving roadway infrastructure throughout the city.”
The Sinclair Lane Bridge, which crosses over the CSX railway, was originally built in 1893 and widened in the mid-1930s. More than 120 years old, the bridge was closed to traffic in May 2012 so that the substructure of the bridge could be redesigned and completely reconstructed.
“The Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe and efficient transportation system,” said Director Johnson. “The Sinclair Lane Bridge rehabilitation demonstrates our commitment to implementing improvements in communities throughout the city.”
On average, the bridge carries 28,200 vehicles per day, including traffic from both Sinclair Lane and Edison Highway. The $8.4 million project was paid for using a combination of city, state, and CSX funds.
Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Director Johnson appreciate area residents, businesses, and motorists for their patience during construction, as crews worked to improve the transportation network for the citizens of Baltimore.