More than a year after beginning, a slope repair project on U.S. 40 Alternate near Braddock Heights is finished.

Crews removed the concrete barriers blocking off the eastbound right lane and shoulder of the road, opening the lane to traffic.

The area has been closed to traffic since a powerful storm in May 2018 washed away a section of the mountain's slope.

Workers had to stabilize a section of the mountain's slope between Fern Lane and Ridge Road, with techniques that included soil nails and rock bolting, according to a State Highway Administration release.

The $2.3 million project was done by Brawner Builders, of Hunt Valley.

The section of U.S. 40A is used by about 20,000 vehicles a day, according to the SHA.

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A road project is finished? Stop the presses!

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