FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 25, 2013

Contact:          John Sales

                        410-537-1017

 

BRIDGE DECK PROJECT BEGINS

ON JFK HIGHWAY (I-95) OVERPASSES

 

BALTIMORE, MD – The MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) announces a $1.7 million bridge deck overlay and repair project for the Bouchelle Road and MD 213 (Singerly Road) bridges over I-95 in Cecil County, Md.  This preservation project, funded completely by toll revenue, is part of the MDTA’s commitment to preserving and maintaining the State’s aging toll bridges, tunnels and highways.

Beginning on or about April 29, the Bouchelle Road bridge over I-95 will be continuously closed (24/7) for approximately 45 days.  From the north, the detour route will direct motorists to Warburton Road, to MD 272 (North East Road), to US 40 (Pulaski Highway), to Mechanics Valley Road, to Bouchelle Road.  From the south, the detour route will direct motorists to Mechanics Valley Road, to US 40, to MD 272, to Warburton Road, to Bouchelle Road.

Also beginning on or about April 29, the MD 213 bridge over I-95 will be reduced from two lanes to one for approximately 60 days.  Temporary traffic signals on each end of the bridge will alternate traffic across the bridge.

Construction is expected to last approximately 2.5 months.  Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc., of Wilmington, Del. will remove the existing concrete deck surface on both bridges and replace it with a latex modified concrete overlay.  Work also includes miscellaneous repairs to the bridges’ concrete substructures.  Single and double-lane closures may be in effect on I-95 during off-peak hours. 

The Kennedy Highway and its approach roadways and ramps were opened in 1963.  A resurfacing project on northbound and southbound I-95 in Baltimore and Harford counties began this spring.  A foundation and substructure repair project is ongoing on the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge (I-95).

Portable and overhead electronic message signs will display travel information.  For information on the MDTA’s other facility preservation projects, or to view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  For statewide travel conditions, visit MD511.org or call 511.

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

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