Over a Month In, Water Main Rupture Keeps Section Of Crucial Towson Road Closed


The 42' water main that ruptured on Cromwell Bridge Road and Cowpens Avenue. (Credit: Baltimore DPW/ Twitter)

TOWSON - Sections of Cowpens Avenue have been closed for over a month, leaving residents without easy access to Loch Raven High School and the Parkville area.

The closure was initially caused by a 42-inch water main rupture that flooded parts of Cromwell Bridge Road and Cowpens Avenue on June 26. Department of Public Works (DPW) crews rushed to the scene and completed repairs on the water main by June 28.

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The water main rupture resulted in a considerable cavity in the road, damaging the adjacent streets.

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The previously shut westbound lanes of Cromwell Bridge Road were reopened on July 1, but the repairs to Cowpens Avenue have yet to be completed.

WBAL 11 spoke to resident Marc Wolff, who told the news service that he and other neighbors contacted the Baltimore County Council to get answers. According to 11 News, residents learned last week that work was paused at the site due to an employee death at another of the contractor's worksites.

The Baltimore County Department of Public Works and Transportation told 11 News the contractor had crews doing grading, and it's anticipated they will do paving Monday and Tuesday with striping on Wednesday.

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