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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 3, 2011

Due to inclement weather predicted for today and tonight (Monday, Oct. 3), the new MD 24 bridge over MD 924 (Emmorton Road) and Tollgate Road is currently scheduled to open by 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.  This includes new traffic patterns on the ramps from both directions of Interstate 95 to MD 24 and MD 924 (Exits 77A and 77B). 

To prepare for the opening, lane closures and traffic drags are scheduled to take place on MD 24, MD 924 and I-95 from approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.  During the traffic drags, police will bring vehicles to a reduced pace prior to the work zone.   

In the event of inclement weather Tuesday night, the opening will be delayed to Thursday, Oct. 6.

Portable electronic message signs will display updated information relating to the new traffic pattern schedule.  class="apple-style-span"For project information and a map of the new traffic patterns visit mdta.maryland.gov.  For statewide travel information, visit MD511.org or call 511.  Please use 511 safely – do not use hand-held mobile phones or text while driving.

The Maryland Transportation Authority appreciates motorists’ patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 28, 2011

Contact:  Teri Moss
              410-537-1017

NEW OVERPASS BRIDGE ON MD 24 AT MD 924/TOLLGATE ROAD TO OPEN
Traffic to and from Bel Air to Bypass Signal;
New Traffic Patterns on I-95 Ramps to MD 24 and MD 924

*REVISED*

BALTIMORE, MD -- Weather permitting, the new MD 24 bridge over MD 924 (Emmorton Road) and Tollgate Road is now scheduled to open to by 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.  With this new bridge in operation, travel conditions will be improved as MD 24 motorists traveling between Interstate 95 and Bel Air will take the bridge over MD 924, bypassing the signalized intersection.  Note the date has been revised due to inclement weather conditions.   

To prepare for the opening, lane closures and traffic drags will be in effect on MD 24, MD 924 and I-95, from approximately 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.  During the traffic drags, police will bring vehicles to a reduced pace prior to the work zone.  In the event of inclement weather, the bridge opening and new traffic patterns would be implemented on subsequent weekdays. 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 26, 2011

Contact:  Teri Moss
              410-537-1017

NEW OVERPASS BRIDGE ON MD 24 AT MD 924/TOLLGATE ROAD TO OPEN
Traffic to and from Bel Air to Bypass Signal;
New Traffic Patterns on I-95 Ramps to MD 24 and MD 924

BALTIMORE, MD -- Weather permitting, by approximately 5 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, the new MD 24 bridge over MD 924 (Emmorton Road) and Tollgate Road will be open to traffic.  With this new bridge in operation, travel conditions will be improved as MD 24 motorists traveling between Interstate 95 and Bel Air will take the bridge over MD 924, bypassing the signalized intersection.  

  • In addition, new traffic patterns will be in effect on the ramps from both directions of Interstate 95 to MD 24 and MD 924 (Exits 77A and 77B). See map below.
  • Northbound I-95 motorists wishing to access northbound MD 24 to Bel Air should take Exit 77A and turn left at the traffic signal at the top of the ramp.
  • Northbound I-95 motorists wishing to access MD 24 south should take exit 77A and merge right where the ramp splits. 
  • Northbound I-95 motorists whose destinations are MD 924 (Emmorton Road) or Tollgate Road should use exit 77B.
  • Those traveling southbound I-95 whose destinations are to MD 924 and Tollgate Road should take Exit 77B and those whose destinations are to MD 24 should take Exit 77A: turn left at the new traffic signal for northbound MD 24 and turn right at the signal to access southbound MD 24.

Map of I-95 at MD 24 (Exits 77A and 77B):               

Map of I-95 at MD 24 (Exits 77A and 77B)

Northbound I-95:                               

Exit 77A: 
Northbound I-95 to Northbound and Southbound MD 24                                                                    

Exit 77B:
Northbound I-95 to MD 924 (Emmorton Road) and Tollgate Road                                                                       

Southbound I-95:           

Exit 77B:
Southbound I-95 to MD 924 (Emmorton Road) and Tollgate Road           

Exit 77A: 
Southbound I-95 to Northbound and Southbound MD 24

           

To prepare for the opening, lane closures and traffic drags will be in effect on MD 24, MD 924 and I-95, from approximately 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30.  During the traffic drags, police will bring vehicles to a reduced pace prior to the work zone.  In the event of inclement weather, the bridge opening and new traffic patterns would be implemented by 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, with lane closures and traffic drags occurring on Monday, Oct. 3.

Drivers should anticipate delays as motorists get used to the new traffic patterns on the ramps.  Backups can be expected on northbound I-95, especially during evening rush hours, as crews work to complete widening of the northbound I-95 ramp to MD 24 (Exit 77A).  Motorists are reminded to pay attention to highway guide signs, traffic signals and pavement-marking arrows.  

Portable electronic message signs located on MD 24, MD 924 and I-95 will provide information on the new traffic patterns and overhead electronic message signs will display I-95 traffic conditions.  In addition, Maryland now features FREE travel information. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.  Sign up to personalize travel route information through MY511 on the website.  Please use 511 safely – do not use hand-held mobile phones or text while driving. 

The I-95/MD 24 Improvement Project, aimed at improving safety, adding capacity and reducing congestion on a 1.5-mile stretch of MD 24 near the I-95 interchange, is anticipated to be complete this fall.  Additional work to be performed prior to the project’s completion include median installation on MD 24, widening northbound exit 77A to two lanes and final paving and line striping on MD 24 and northbound I-95.

For more information on this project or to view a graphic rendering of the final MD 24/MD 924 interchange, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt! 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 9, 2011

WORK TO RESULT IN CLOSURE OF RAMP AT MD 24 AND I-95

Weather permitting, Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning, single-lane closures will be in effect on northbound and southbound MD 24 between I-95 and MD 924 and the ramp from southbound MD 24 to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic.  The detour will direct motorists to continue on southbound MD 24, to a u-turn at Edgewood Road, to northbound MD 24, to northbound I-95.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 19, 2011

Contact:    Teri Moss 
               
410-537-1017

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN ON MD 24 AT MD 924/TOLLGATE ROAD
Traffic Shifting onto Permanent Intersection

BALTIMORE, MD -- Weather permitting, at approximately 5 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, a new traffic pattern will be implemented at MD 24 and MD 924 (Emmorton Road) and Tollgate Road which will close the temporary intersection and shift vehicles onto the new, permanent intersection.

To prepare for the opening, single-lane closures and periodic traffic drags may be in effect beginning Wednesday, May 25 at approximately 7 p.m. and continuing until 5 a.m. Thursday, May 26, on all intersection approaches (northbound and southbound MD 24, MD 924 and Tollgate Road).  During the traffic drags, police will bring vehicles to a reduced pace prior to the work zone.  In the event of inclement weather, the work may take place Thursday night info Friday morning.

The new intersection is located approximately 200 feet north of the current temporary roadway.  Relocating the intersection will allow crews to begin constructing the new MD 24 overpass bridge’s northbound approach roadway.  As with the temporary intersection, MD 924 and Tollgate Road drivers may need to travel through two separate intersections to access MD 24.  Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution and pay attention to traffic signals and turn and thru-lane pavement markings.

Work on the temporary intersection began in fall 2009 to allow construction of the MD 24 bridge over MD 924 and Tollgate Road.  This phase reduced travel lanes from four to three lanes on southbound MD 924 and northbound Tollgate Road approaching MD 24.  The new pattern will return the configuration to four lanes on MD 924 and five lanes on Tollgate Road approaching MD 24, with an additional right-turn lane from northbound Tollgate Road to southbound MD 24 (toward I-95). 

Work is part of the I-95/MD 24 Improvement Project.  The project, aimed at improving safety, adding capacity and reducing congestion on a 1.5-mile stretch of MD 24 near the

I-95 interchange, is anticipated to be complete later this year.  Once complete, the MD 24 overpass bridge will carry through traffic over MD 924 and Tollgate Road, bypassing the traffic signal and helping improve travel conditions for the thousand of motorists who travel this route daily. 

For more information on this project or to view a graphic rendering of the future MD 24/MD 924 interchange, visit www.mdta.maryland.gov.  For traffic conditions statewide, visit www.traffic.maryland.gov.  The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt! 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5, 2011

Contact:  Teri Moss 
             
410-537-1017

WORK TO RESULT IN CLOSURE OF RAMPS AT MD 24 AND I-95

WHAT:  Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound MD 24 to northbound Interstate 95 will be closed temporarily to traffic.  The detour will direct motorists to continue on southbound MD 24, to a u-turn at Edgewood Road, to northbound MD 24, to northbound I-95.

In addition, the ramp from northbound I-95 to northbound MD 24 (Exit 77A) will be closed.  Motorists should take Exit 77B to access northbound MD 24.

WHEN:  Sunday, May 8 through Thursday, May 12, from approximately 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.  In the event of inclement weather, the closures may take place subsequent days excluding Fridays and Saturdays.              

WHY:  Crews will be paving on southbound MD 24 as part of the I-95/MD 24 Improvement Project.  

Thank you for your patience and Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 5, 2010

Contact:  Teri Moss

              410-537-1017

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN AND OVERNIGHT
LANE CLOSURES ON MD 24 AT MD 924/TOLLGATE ROAD

New Traffic Signals at Temporary Intersection

** REVISED**

WHAT:     Weather permitting, a new traffic pattern will be put into place at the MD 24 and MD 924/Tollgate Road temporary intersection which will result in two traffic signals for MD 924/Tollgate Road motorists. The new pattern also will have traffic shifted onto the new ramps from MD 24 to MD 924/Tollgate Road.

To prepare for the new pattern, single-lane closures will be in effect on northbound and southbound MD 24 approaching MD 924. In addition, periodic traffic drags will take place in both directions of MD 24 and on the ramp from southbound Interstate 95 to northbound MD 24. During the traffic drags, police will bring vehicles to a reduced pace prior to the work zone.

WHEN:     On Monday, Oct. 11, at approximately 7 p.m., the right lane of southbound MD 24 will be closed. At approximately 8 p.m., the right lane of northbound MD 24 will be closed. Traffic drags will take place throughout the night. Work is anticipated to be complete and the new pattern put into effect by 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12.

The work originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5 has been postponed due to inclement weather the week of Oct. 3.

WHY:     The new traffic pattern is being implemented to allow construction of the MD 24 bridge over MD 924 and Tollgate Road as part of the I-95/MD 24 Improvement Project.

Please use caution and follow police direction through the intersection during the closures. The new traffic signals may result in additional delays as MD 924/Tollgate Road motorists travel through two separate intersections.

For more information on this project or to view a graphic rendering of the future MD 24/MD 924 interchange, visit www.mdta.maryland.gov. For traffic conditions statewide, visit www.traffic.maryland.gov.

The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 1, 2010

Contact:          Teri Moss 

                        410-537-1017

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN AND OVERNIGHT
LANE CLOSURES ON MD 24 AT MD 924/TOLLGATE ROAD

New Traffic Signals at Temporary Intersection

WHAT:           Weather permitting, a new traffic pattern will be put into place at the MD 24 and MD 924/Tollgate Road temporary intersection which will result in two traffic signals for MD 924/Tollgate Road motorists.  The new pattern also will have traffic shifted onto the new ramps from MD 24 to MD 924/Tollgate Road.

To prepare for the new pattern, single-lane closures will be in effect on northbound and southbound MD 24 approaching MD 924.  In addition, periodic traffic drags will take place in both directions of MD 24 and on the ramp from southbound Interstate 95 to northbound MD 24.  During the traffic drags, police will bring vehicles to a reduced pace prior to the work zone.                         

WHEN:           On Tuesday, Oct. 5, at approximately 7 p.m., the right lane of southbound MD 24 will be closed.  At approximately 8 p.m., the right lane of northbound MD 24 will be closed.  Traffic drags will take place throughout the night.  Work is anticipated to be complete and the new pattern put into effect by 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6.

In the event of inclement weather, the work will take place Wednesday night beginning at 7 p.m.

WHY:             The new traffic pattern is being implemented to allow construction of the MD 24 bridge over MD 924 and Tollgate Road as part of the I-95/MD 24 Improvement Project. 

Please use caution and follow police direction through the intersection during the closures.  The new traffic signals may result in additional delays as MD 924/Tollgate Road motorists travel through two separate intersections. 

For more information on this project or to view a graphic rendering of the future MD 24/MD 924 interchange, visit www.mdta.maryland.gov For traffic conditions statewide, visit www.traffic.maryland.gov

The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 8, 2010

Contact:    Teri Moss 

                410-537-1017

WORK TO RESULT IN EXTENDED WEEKEND CLOSURE OF MD 924 (EMMORTON ROAD)

WHAT: Weather permitting, northbound and southbound MD 924 (Emmorton) Road will be closed between MD 24 and Woodsdale Road. 

Passenger vehicles will be detoured to Singer Road.  Trucks over 5 tons will be detoured to Wheel Road.  Detour signs and portable dynamic message signs will be installed to help inform and guide motorists.  Shopping centers will be accessible via detour routes. 

Lane closures also will be in effect periodically on northbound MD 24 approaching MD 924. 

WHEN:  Continuously, from approximately 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20.  In the event of inclement weather, the work may take place the following weekend.     

WHY:  Crews will be performing pavement reconstruction on MD 924. 

In the upcoming weeks, MD 24 traffic will shift to allow construction of the MD 24 bridge over MD 924 and Tollgate Road.  A second traffic signal will be installed at the MD 24/MD924 intersection for northbound and southbound MD 924 traffic.  The new pattern may result in additional delays as motorists travel through two separate intersections.  Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling through this area.

Work is part of the I-95/MD 24 Improvement Project.  Once complete, it will help improve safety, reduce congestion and provide sufficient traffic capacity to serve existing and future development needs in the surrounding area.  The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2011. 

For more information on this project or to view a graphic rendering of the future MD 24/MD 924 interchange, visit www.mdta.maryland.gov For traffic conditions statewide, visit www.traffic.maryland.gov

The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt! 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 25, 2009

Contact:          Teri Moss 

                        410-537-1017

NEXT PHASE OF I-95/MD 24 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BEGINS

Temporary Intersection at MD 24 and MD 924 (Emmorton Road)/Tollgate Road Located South of the Previous Intersection

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) today began the next phase of construction for the I-95/MD 24 Improvement Project.  Phase 2, anticipated to last about one year, involves the start of construction of the new MD 24 interchange at MD 924 (Emmorton Road)/Tollgate Road, construction of new interchange ramps and completion of the new ramp from southbound MD 24 to southbound Interstate 95.

The new interchange will consist of a bridge on MD 24 that will carry traffic over MD 924.  Once construction is complete, motorists on MD 24 will bypass a traffic signal at the intersection, helping reduce local traffic congestion, especially during peak-travel times.

To facilitate construction of the future interchange, a temporary intersection and detour road will be open to traffic during this phase.  Because the new intersection is located south of the previous intersection, northbound MD 24 may experience added congestion temporarily between I-95 and MD 924.  Additionally, travel lanes on MD 924 will be reduced from four to three lanes in each direction approaching MD 24.  

During phase 2, motorists should expect continued temporary lane closures, lane shifts and new traffic patterns in both directions of MD 24 and I-95.  Work on the ramp from southbound MD 24 to southbound I-95 will continue as well as widening work on the northbound MD 24 bridge over I-95.  Motorists are reminded of the reduced speed limit of 45 mph on MD 24 from south of Singer Road to north of MD 7.

The first phase of the project began in fall 2008 and included construction of the temporary intersection, realignment of the ramp from southbound MD 24 to southbound I-95 and widening work on the northbound MD 24 bridge over I-95.  This bridge is being widened from three lanes to four lanes to allow for the future traffic pattern at the MD new 24 and MD 924 interchange.

The project, aimed at improving safety, adding capacity and reducing congestion on a 1.5-mile stretch of MD 24 near the I-95 interchange, is anticipated to be complete by summer 2011.  Once complete, it will help improve travel conditions for the approximately 65,000 motorists who travel MD 24 daily, as well as provide better access to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG).  MD 24 is a direct route to APG, which is expected to add thousands of jobs as part of the Base Realignment and Closure process.   The approximately $38 million project is being performed by Daisy Concrete, Inc. of Newcastle, Del.

For more information on the I-95/MD 24 Improvement Project, visit and click on “Capital Projects.”  Regular construction updates are available by calling 1-877-368-1141.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 4, 2008

Contact: Teri Moss

410-537-1017

I-95/MD 24 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BEGINS

BRAC-Related Improvements to Result in Added Safety, Increased Capacity and

Reduced Congestion

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has started work on the I-95/MD 24 Improvement Project aimed at improving safety, adding capacity and reducing congestion on a 1.5-mile stretch of MD 24 in Harford County.

Project limits extend along I-95, from just north of the MD 24 bridge to just south of the Winters Run stream and along MD 24 from Edgewood Road to north of the MD 24/MD 924 intersection. Currently, MD 24 is a four-lane divided urban highway that serves commuters, residents and businesses in the Constant Friendship, Woodsdale Meadows and Bel Air communities of Harford County.

“The funding of this project reflects the O’Malley/Brown Administration’s commitment to investing in projects that will improve our communities,” said

Governor O’Malley. “With this one project we take positive action to reduce traffic congestion for county residents and improve access for those reporting for work at Aberdeen Proving Ground each and every day.”

Approximately 65,000 motorists travel MD 24 daily. It is also a direct route to

Aberdeen Proving Ground, which is expected to add approximately 8,000 onbase jobs by 2011 and 10,000 more jobs in subsequent years as part of the BRAC process.

“The improvements to this interchange are key to our plans to address BRAC related growth in the area and improve the ability of county residents to move freely along the MD 24 corridor,” said Lt. Governor Anthony Brown. “Our commitment to sustaining and enhancing Maryland’s communities and to supporting the State’s military installations is truly a partnership that unites us on federal, state and local levels.”

Work on the $38 million project is anticipated to be complete in spring 2011 and involves the following:

  • Construction of a temporary intersection at MD 24 and MD 924/Tollgate Road, south of the current intersection, to facilitate construction of the future MD 24 and MD 924/Tollgate Road interchange.
  • Constructing a new interchange, which will consist of a new MD 24 bridge over MD 924/ Tollgate Road. The new bridge will allow motorists on MD 24 to bypass a traffic signal.

ADD ONE: I-95/MD 24 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

  • Widening the northbound MD 24 bridge over I-95 to accommodate the future traffic pattern on northbound MD 24.
  • During construction, lane closures will occur on MD 24, MD 924 and I-95 during off-peak travel times. Additional temporary closures may be in effect as needed throughout the project. Motorists should anticipate lane shifts and reduced merge distances on ramps. Delays may occur, especially during peak-travel periods.

For more information on the I-95/MD 24 Improvement Project, visit www.mdtransportationauthority.com and click on “Capital Projects”. Regular construction updates are available by calling 1-877-368-1141.

 

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