FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 13, 2012

Contact:          John Sales

                        410-537-1017

PAVING & BRIDGE DECK SEALING PROJECTS BEGIN ON I-95 IN BALTIMORE, HARFORD & CECIL COUNTIES

BALTIMORE, MD  The MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) announces the start of two preservation projects, funded completely by toll revenue, on the

John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95) as part of MDTAs commitment to preserving and maintaining the States aging toll bridges, tunnels and highways.

In Baltimore and Harford counties, a 1.5 year, nearly $13 million project begins to resurface northbound and southbound I-95 between Joppa Road and Winters Run Road.  American Infrastructure of Fallston, Md. is performing the work, which includes grinding and patching existing pavement, resurfacing with hot mix asphalt and installing new striping, rumble strips and pavement markers.  Single-, double- and triple-lane closures may be in effect on I-95 during off-peak hours.  No closures are permitted the day of, preceding or following a major holiday.

A six month, nearly $480,000 project to seal bridge decks on nine overpasses crossing I-95 in Harford and Cecil counties is being performed by Orfanos Contractors, Inc. of Baltimore.  The contractor will work on one bridge at a time, starting from the southern-most overpass (Old Joppa Road over I-95) to the northern-most overpass (Appleton Road [MD 316] over I-95).  Flagging operations along local roads will be needed during off-peak hours. 

The Kennedy Highway and its approach roadways and ramps were opened in 1963.  A painting project for various bridges on I-95 is expected to begin this fall.  A deck overlay/miscellaneous repairs project for the Bouchelle Road and Singerly Road (MD 213) overpasses crossing I-95 in Cecil County is expected to begin spring 2013.

Portable and overhead electronic message signs will display travel information.  For information on the MDTAs other facility preservation projects, or to view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit www.mdta.maryland.gov.  Follow TheMDTA on Twitter.  For statewide travel conditions, visit www.MD511.org or call 511.  The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!