Maryland House closed for reconstruction; Chesapeake House open for business

Sept. 17, 2012  The innovative 35-year Public Private Partnership (P3) agreement with Areas USA MDTP, LLC, to redevelop and operate the two aging travel plazas along the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95) in northeast Maryland officially began Sunday, Sept. 16 with the closure of the Maryland House.

While the Maryland House is now closed, the Chesapeake House remains open for business with a full complement of new food concepts opening in phases through early October. However, food service is limited the week of Sept. 16 as new concessions open, including Dunkin Donuts, KFC, Earl of Sandwich, Pizza Hut and Wendy's. There also will be no fuel service available for approximately 2-4 days while equipment repairs are made.

Truck parking in Harford County is extremely limited with the closing of the Maryland House. Truck drivers need to utilize locations in Cecil County, including the Chesapeake House, the Perryville Weigh Station and privately-owned facilities at the I-95 interchanges. It is particularly important for truck drivers traveling southbound I-95 to plan ahead since there is limited truck parking available between Cecil County and the Welcome Center in Howard County.