01/05/2013 — This is an old post below. As of this time I believe Falls Road issues to be settled! Drive happy.
[This is a highly edited version of the original post with new information added. Thank you Mt. Washington Improvement Association members for the information.]
A flyer handed out at a community meeting last night states that there will be water main construction at Falls Road and Northern Parkway from March 11th through March 20th from 7pm to 5am at night. I’m told that the lane closures may be moving north quickly and already be between Smith Ave and Lake Ave.
I am informed that this project will continue north on Falls Road, eventually ending up at the City-County line sometime during the first few weeks in June.
There may be lane closures during the water main work. Later, the city will then repave parts of Falls Road causing further disruptions.
BOTTOM LINE: Avoid Falls Road if at all possible until late summer or early fall.
I posted a few alternative sets of directions and homemade highlighted maps here a few weeks ago:
I would recommend the Beltway to Greenspring Avenue to Smith Avenue route.