A message from Councilman David Marks:
I’ve received word that Fairmount Avenue will be closed this weekend, between Dulaney Valley road and Towson Gate Drive, to allow contractors to take down the pedestrian bridge that links the Sheraton and Towsontown Center.
The road will be closed from Friday, April 27 at 9:00 pm to Monday, April 30 at 6:00 am. During the two-day demolition, traffic will be detoured to Providence, Joppa and Dulaney Valley Roads.
Candidly, I am very disappointed with the Sheraton’s decision to remove one of three major pedestrian bridges in Towson. We need more pedestrian connectivity, not less. It’s private property, but a poor decision on their part as Towson prepares to open a new hotel at Towson Row.
I am also very disappointed to have to learn about this through a routine Department of Public Works announcement less than a week before a major road will be closed.
Please circulate so people can prepare for this weekend.
Update: Thursday, April 26
I have been told by our Department of Public Works that the bridge WILL NOT be demolished this weekend.
I’ve passed on my concern about any work in the future due to the impact that detours would have on Towsontown Festival, graduations, and other events.
Baltimore County Councilman, Fifth District
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, MD 21204