FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2014
Contact: John Sales
MAJOR TWO-YEAR PROJECT BEGINS ON I-95 SOUTH OF THE FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL
4.4 Miles of Roadway Resurfacing and Joint Replacement Work
Traffic Shift on Northbound I-95 to Begin Sunday Night
BALTIMORE, MD – The MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) announces a $66 million project to remove and replace the existing concrete deck (riding) surface and roadway joints on mainline I-95 and the ramps serving I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Caton Avenue (Exit 50). This preservation project, funded completely by toll revenue and expected to last two construction seasons, includes lane shifts on mainline I-95, reduced lane widths, elimination of shoulders and full-time and part-time ramp closures and detours around the work zone.
Currently, crews are repairing and replacing storm drains along I-95 between Caton Avenue and Washington Boulevard. Weather permitting, beginning Sunday night, March 16, northbound I-95 lanes will shift from the median toward the right shoulder and in late March/early April, construction barriers will be set up on northbound I-95 throughout the 4.4-mile construction zone.
Weather permitting, in early May, southbound I-95 lanes will shift from the median toward the right shoulder followed by the installation of concrete barriers. By early summer, the ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 will be reduced to one lane for approximately three months and will reopen before the new school year begins in August.
The following ramps will be affected at various times during this project:
Full-Time Ramp Closures
Part-Time Ramp Closures