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Date: Mar 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                

March 27, 2013

Contact:          Cheryl M. Sparks or John Sales                                                                

                        410-537-1017

                               ICC SPEED LIMIT INCREASES TO 60 MPH                    

                             Changes will occur gradually between March 29-30

BALTIMORE, MD The MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) will begin changing roadway signs to officially increase the posted speed limit on the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200 from 55 mph to 60 mph.  Weather-permitting, on Friday, March 29, signs on westbound MD 200 will be changed to 60 mph; on Saturday, March 30, the eastbound MD 200 signs will be changed to 60 mph.  New warning signs for curves have also been added.

"Following months of careful deliberation and a detailed engineering study and crash analysis, I'm pleased that we are able to safely raise the ICC speed limit to 60 mph," said MDTA Executive Secretary Harold M. Bartlett.  "We needed one year of ICC operations and full consideration of the design speed and geometry of the roadway to ensure that a 60 mph speed limit is safe and justifiable."

With the crash analysis, traffic engineers examined vehicular crashes for the ICCs first year of operations between I-270 and I-95.  The analysis helped the MDTA confirm that the speed limit may be safely raised to 60 mph.

The MDTA anticipates that drivers traveling the ICC from end to end may save approximately 1 ½ minutes of travel time with the speed increase.   

Designed for 60 mph, the ICC has vertical and horizontal constraints along its length.  To reduce environmental impacts, the ICCs footprint was minimized, leading to these geometric constraints and the lower design speed.

The engineering study and crash analysis are available at mdta.maryland.gov.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA.


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The Hatem Stop-In Center reopens its doors Monday, April 1st.  The Stop-In Center was temporarily closed for building repairs.

Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge
6000 Pulaski Highway
Perryville, MD 21903

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Wednesday

In the meantime, please visit our nearest location at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hwy, just off MD 222.

1 Turnpike Dr.
Perryville, MD 21903

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2013

Contact:          John Sales

                        410-537-1017

*REVISED*

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF SOUTHBOUND I-95 IN

WHITE MARSH FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 18

Closures part of I-95 Express Toll LanesSM Project

Weather permitting, the following closures and detours are scheduled to take place the week of March 18, 2013 for crews to perform bridge demolition work and removal.

Saturday, March 23, from midnight to 6 a.m. the following morning, all lanes of southbound I-95 at the MD 43 interchange (White Marsh Boulevard) in Northeast Baltimore will be temporarily closed for overnight work.

·        Traffic will be detoured to Exit 67B (westbound White Marsh Boulevard), to southbound I-95.  Police will be directing traffic across at the signalized intersection.

The work is part of the reconstruction of the I-95/MD 43 interchange for the Maryland Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETLsSM) Project.

The I-95 ETLs Project is expected to be complete in 2014.  For more information, visit I95ExpressTollLanes.com.

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. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 8, 2013

Contact:          Cheryl Sparks

                        410-537-1017

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF I-95 IN WHITE MARSH FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 11

Closures part of I-95 Express Toll LanesSM Project

Weather permitting, the following closures and detours are scheduled to take place the week of March 11, 2013 for crews to perform bridge demolition work and removal.

Monday, March 11, and Tuesday, March 12, from midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning, all lanes of northbound I-95 at the MD 43 interchange (White Marsh Boulevard) in Northeast Baltimore will be temporarily closed for overnight work.

·                    Traffic will be detoured to Exit 67A (eastbound White Marsh Boulevard), to eastbound MD 7 (Philadelphia Road), to westbound White Marsh Boulevard, to  northbound I-95.

Wednesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 14, from midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning, all lanes of southbound I-95 at the MD 43 interchange (White Marsh Boulevard) in Northeast Baltimore will be temporarily closed for overnight work.

·                    Traffic will be detoured to Exit 67B (westbound White Marsh Boulevard), to southbound I-95.  Police will be directing traffic across at the signalized intersection.

The work is part of the reconstruction of the I-95/MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) interchange for the Maryland Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETLsSM) Project.

The I-95 ETLs Project is expected to be complete in 2014.  For more information, visit I95ExpressTollLanes.com.

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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E-ZPass Maryland Hatem Stop-In Center will be temporarily closed for building repairs from Monday, March 11 through Friday March 29, 2013. Please visit our nearest location at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hwy.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway
1 Turnpike Dr.
Perryville, MD 21903

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Wednesday