Water was to be shut off so crews could work on the water line between West Bel Air Avenue and Robinson Avenue.
State Highway Administration spokesman David Buck said Thursday night that the work was cancelled.
Water main relocation was weather-dependent, and Harford County was under a severe thunderstorm watch Thursday afternoon.
Thursday was billed as the final water shutoff for residents and businesses along Route 40 in a road improvement project that had resulted in water being turned off at various intervals since Aug. 29, according to ExploreHarford.com.
The makeup date for the water turn-off was not immediately available; however, it will definitely not take place on a Friday or Saturday, Buck told Patch.
While the last leg of the water turn-offs is near, the end of the $1.7 million roadway improvement project is a ways off. The State Highway Administration projected work on the road will continue through summer 2014.
The project includes improving the road between Robinson Avenue and West Bel Air Avenue in the following ways:
- patching pavement
- repairing and resurfacing the road
- creating new sidewalks and ramps
- installing a median between the service road and westbound Route 40
- relocating water lines
- improving drainage
- installing new pavement markings and traffic signs