Contractors working on replacing a 9,500-foot old water line under York Road have lost 60 working days due to rain, according to county officials.
Burgermeister Bell, the County’s contractor for this project, has , as a result.
"Every time the surface is even a little damp, the state won't let them work," Mike Mazurek, chief of water design in Baltimore County, said.
Contractors have been working on the line .
Phase 2 of the project, currently under construction, directly affects Lutherville-Timonium commuters. The segment of road affected by the water pipe replacement extends from Ridgely up to Padonia, although Mazurek said crews are up to 75 percent complete, placing them at about the Maryland State Fairgrounds property.
The county green lit the project in response to a series of water main breaks from Towson to Cockeysville, due to a pipe that dates back to 1937.
"Back when it was a small country road ... not a major ternary," Mazurek said.
Phase 3 of the project will extend from Padonia Road up to Cockeysville Road. Phase 4 will pick up in Towson from Washington Avenue to West Road. Phase 5 will push construction back north into Hunt Valley between Cockeysville and Shawan roads.
Mazurek said Burgermeister Bell was considering bringing in an extra crew to speed up the process.
After the pipe is fully installed the county will move in and begin to resurface York Road, which may take until next spring.