FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2, 2013

Contact:          John Sales

                        410-537-1017

THREE MONTH CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM POTEE STREET/PATAPSCO AVENUE TO NORTHBOUND I-895

Detor Map

WHAT: Weather-permitting, the entrance ramp from Potee Street/Patapsco Avenue to northbound I-895 in Baltimore City will be continuously closed (24/7) for approximately three months.

The detour route will direct motorists to I-895 via Frankfurst Avenue.

WHEN:  On or about Friday, April 5, to Sunday, July 7.  Crews will begin closing the ramp on Friday, April 5, at 10 p.m.

WHY:  Repairs to the I-895 Potee Street and Patapsco Avenue entrance and exit ramps are part of the MD Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) project to replace the decks of the I-895 bridges over Patapsco Avenue, Potee Street and Hanover Street.

The $12.6 million facility preservation project began in fall 2012 and is scheduled to be complete by summer 2014.  Northbound and southbound I-895 lanes are reduced to 10.5 feet (left lane) and 11.5 feet (right lane).  A continuous three-month closure of the ramp from southbound I-895 to Potee Street (Exit 7) is expected to begin on or about July 7.

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  Know Before You Go!  Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience. 

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