County will begin Towsontown Boulevard improvements in June

By Pam Gorsuch on May 30, 2017

New turn lanes and utility pipes are among the work happening through spring 2018.

Towsontown Boulevard will be widened to make room for additional turn lanes onto Osler Drive.
Towsontown Boulevard will be widened to make room for additional turn lanes onto Osler Drive.

Baltimore County is beginning two major improvement projects that will impact vehicular traffic on Towsontown Boulevard from June 2017 through March 2018.

This summer, we recommend the campus community avoid Towsontown Boulevard between Emerson Drive and University Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drivers and shuttle users should allow extra travel time and consider using alternate access routes such as Stevenson Lane, York Road or Burke Avenue. Pedestrians should consider using interior campus walkways instead of the sidewalks adjacent to Towsontown Boulevard.

The roadwork is the result of two successive county projects. The first project will widen Towsontown Boulevard to allow for additional turn lanes from Towsontown onto Osler Drive. New traffic signals will also be installed at the intersection of Towsontown and Osler. Work on this project will begin in early June and should be complete in October 2017. 

The second project involves installing a new sewer pipe underneath Towsontown Boulevard. Construction will stretch from Bosley Avenue west beyond Osler Drive. The center lanes of Towsontown will be excavated to make way for the installation. This project will begin in September 2017 and is expected to conclude in March 2018.

We will continue to share updates and information from the county as it becomes available. For questions about the project contact Rahee Famili, the highway design section chief for Baltimore County’s Department of Public Works, at 410-887-3739.

 

This story is one of several related to President Kim Schatzel's priorities for Towson University: Strategic Plan Alignment. A previous article on this roadwork was published in December 2016.