I-895 Patapsco Flats
Changing traffic patterns through Fall 2016 on I-895
between Exit 4 (MD 295) and Exit 6 (I-97 and MD 2 spur road).
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has begun replacing the bridge deck and superstructure on the bridge carrying I-895 over the Patapsco River Flats, located between Exit 4 (MD 295) and Exit 6 (I-97 and MD 2 spur road). This preservation project, funded completely by toll revenue, is part of the MDTA's commitment to preserving and maintaining the state's aging toll bridges, tunnels and highways.
The right lane on northbound I-895 across the Patapsco Flats bridge near MD 295 is closed continuously 24/7.
A 24/7 right lane closure on southbound I-895 across the bridge begins in early August. Southbound traffic must stay right to use Exit 6 or stay left to remain on I-895.
When this stage is complete in the fall, the northbound and southbound right lanes will reopen and the left lanes will be closed continuously.
Motorists should expect delays during peak travel times and use I-95/Fort McHenry Tunnel as an alternate route. The MDTA will update motorists on changing traffic patterns
via traffic advisories, social media and mdta.maryland.gov.
The entire project is anticipated to be complete in summer 2019. The construction includes replacing the bridge's superstructure in its entirety, which will reduce the number
of bridge joints for a smoother ride. Work also includes concrete removal and repairs. The MDTA is taking the necessary steps to protect the marshland during construction.
The Patapsco Flats bridge was built in 1957 and underwent minor rehabilitation four years ago.
Work Zone Safety Reminder: Slow down. Lives are on the line.
Work zone speed limits on northbound and southbound I-895 are 55 mph. Please obey posted speed limits and pay attention.
Changing traffic patterns on I-895 (PDF Download)
Traffic Advisories Blog Feed:
24/7 TWO-WAY TRAFFIC ON I-895 NEAR BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON PARKWAY
Jan 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM EST
24/7 RIGHT LANE CLOSURE ON SOUTHBOUND I-895 NEAR BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON PARKWAY
Aug 1, 2016 2:30:00 PM EDT