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MDTA Traffic Advisories

The MDTA Traffic Advisories blog posts information about scheduled construction and maintenance projects or other traffic information that might interfere with the normal flow of traffic. Use the Keywords list to locate traffic advisories by facility.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of May 26 - 30, 2015

 

All work will be performed weather permitting. The MDTA urges motorists to drive with caution and obey all traffic-control devices and lane-control signals. Lane closures are subject to change and closure times are dependent on traffic volumes.

TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK

REMINDER: Headlights are required at all times on the bridge.

The eastbound span may be closed Tuesday and Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections. Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span during the full eastbound span closures.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.

Tuesday through Thursday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up.

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for the summer months:

· Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore. The best times to travel the Bay Bridge on weekends include:

  • Friday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Saturday before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

Note: Please be aware of the new lane striping on eastbound US 50 after the Bay Bridge toll plaza. The new line striping guides drivers from the individual lanes in the toll plaza to the eastbound lanes across the bridge.

FOR 24/7 BAY BRIDGE TRAFFIC INFORMATION CALL 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com

Know Before You Go - For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us at facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov. Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 21, 2015

 

 

RAMP FROM I-395 TO LEE STREET TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RACE EVENT

THIS SATURDAY

 

WHAT: Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound I-395 to Lee Street will be closed temporarily to traffic. Traffic will be detoured to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, to Pratt Street, to Howard Street.

WHEN: Saturday, May 23, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHY: Race event at Camden Yards.

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov. For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

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For Immediate Release

Facility: (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

During tunnel closures at the (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, drivers may experience 15-20 minute delays while two-way operations (during which one lane of southbound and northbound traffic is directed into the tunnel that remains open) are implemented. Closure times are dependent on traffic volumes.

(I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Lane Closures for the Week of May 26, 2015

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of May 26, 27 and 28, 2015 for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on the following morning. 

This is a tentative schedule that is subject to change at any time due to weather, traffic conditions, emergency incidents, or priority closures.

For Immediate Release

Facility: (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

During tunnel closures at the (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, drivers may experience 15-20 minute delays while two-way operations (during which one lane of southbound and northbound traffic is directed into the tunnel that remains open) are implemented. Closure times are dependent on traffic volumes.

(I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Lane Closures for the Week of May 18, 2015

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of May 18 and 20, 2015 for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on the following morning. Previous May 20 southbound closure was changed to northbound.

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evening of May 19, 2015 for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on the following morning.

This is a tentative schedule that is subject to change at any time due to weather, traffic conditions, emergency incidents, or priority closures.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 15, 2015

Contact: John Sales
410-537-1017

NEW LINE STRIPING ON EASTBOUND US 50 AFTER BAY BRIDGE TOLL PLAZA

WHAT: The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will add line striping to a portion of eastbound US 50 between the toll plaza and the Bay Bridge. The new line striping will guide drivers from the individual lanes in the toll plaza to the eastbound lanes across the bridge.

WHEN: Weather permitting, the new line striping will be installed Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.  Work originally scheduled for May 18 has been rescheduled for this date due to weather.

WHY: The new line striping is part of the MDTM's commitment to safety at the Bay Bridge. The striping will allow for more orderly movement and efficient traffic flow coming out of the toll plaza, essentially continuing the striping before the toll plaza (installed in 2012) to the other side.

To view real-time traffic camera images at the Bay Bridge, visit baybridge.com. Know Before You Go! For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA or call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726). Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA. Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of May 17 - 23, 2015

All work will be performed weather permitting. The MDTA urges motorists to drive with caution and obey all traffic-control devices and lane-control signals. Lane closures are subject to change and closure times are dependent on traffic volumes.

TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK

REMINDER: Headlights are required at all times on the bridge.

The eastbound span may be closed Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections. Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span during the full eastbound span closures.

Two lanes of the westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.

Monday through Wednesday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up.

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for the summer months:

  • Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore. The best times to travel the Bay Bridge on the holiday weekend include:
  • Thursday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Friday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Saturday before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of May 17 - 23, 2015

 

All work will be performed weather permitting. The MDTA urges motorists to drive with caution and obey all traffic-control devices and lane-control signals. Lane closures are subject to change and closure times are dependent on traffic volumes.

 

TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK

REMINDER: Headlights are required at all times on the bridge.

The eastbound span may be closed Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Monday through Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections. Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span during the full eastbound span closures.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.

Monday through Wednesday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up.

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for the summer months:

· Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore. The best times to travel the Bay Bridge on the holiday weekend include:

  • Thursday - before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Friday - before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Saturday - before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Sunday - before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

FOR 24/7 BAY BRIDGE TRAFFIC INFORMATION CALL 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com

Know Before You Go - For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us at facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov. Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

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The following closures are tentatively scheduled at the Fort McHenry Tunnel for the period of May 14 through May 21, 2015.

  • Thursday 5/14 Bore 2 & 4 - Closed for scheduled maintenance.
  • Friday 5/15 Bore 2 & 4 - Closed for scheduled maintenance.
  • Saturday 5/16 Bore 2 & 4 - Closed for scheduled maintenance.
  • Sunday 5/17 Bore 2 & 4 - Closed for scheduled maintenance.
  • Monday 5/18 Bore 2 & 4 Closed for scheduled maintenance.
  • Tuesday 5/19 Bore 2 & 4 Closed for scheduled maintenance.
  • Wednesday 5/20 Bore 2 & 4 Closed for scheduled maintenance.
  • Thursday 5/21 Bore 1 & 4 Closed for scheduled maintenance.

This is a tentative schedule subject to change due to weather, heavy traffic, incidents or priority closures.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 14, 2015

 

CHANGING TRAFFIC PATTERNS ON NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY

#i95bmore

 

WHAT: Northbound I-95 traffic lanes will split with three lanes to the left and one lane to the right from Exit 50 (Caton Avenue) to Exit 52 (Russell Street). To use Exit 51 (Washington Boulevard), you MUST use the right lane prior to the split.

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Northbound I-95

Northbound I-95 traffic lanes will shift with all four lanes to the left from Exit 55 (Key Highway) to the Fort McHenry Tunnel.

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Northbound I-95

Southbound I-95 traffic lanes will split immediately after the Fort McHenry Tunnel with three lanes to the left and one lane to the right. Motorists MUST stay right at the toll plaza and use the right tube for Exit 55 (Key Highway) and Exit 53 (I-395). Exit 52 (MD 295) and thru traffic should stay left. Reminder: E-ZPass is accepted in all open toll lanes.

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Southbound I-95

WHEN: Weather permitting, the northbound I-95 split from Exit 50 to Exit 52 will be in effect by Thursday, May 21, for approximately two to three weeks.

Weather permitting, the northbound I-95 shift from Exit 55 to the Fort McHenry Tunnel will be in effect by Saturday, May 16, for approximately three to four weeks.

Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 split will be in effect by Friday, May 22, for approximately three to four weeks.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The split traffic patterns and shifts are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority's (MDTA) two-year, $64 million project to remove and replace the existing concrete deck (riding) surface and roadway joints on mainline I-95 and ramps in Baltimore City.

REMINDER: Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) equipment is deployed on northbound I-95 between Exit 50 (Caton Avenue) and the Fort McHenry Tunnel. The work-zone speed limit is 50 mph on northbound and southbound I-95.

For additional project information, visit i95bmore.com. For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA or use #i95bmore. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA. The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!

 

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For Immediate Release

Facility: (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

During tunnel closures at the (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, drivers may experience 15-20 minute delays while two-way operations (during which one lane of southbound and northbound traffic is directed into the tunnel that remains open) are implemented. Closure times are dependent on traffic volumes.

(I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Lane Closures for the Week of May 11, 2015

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of May 11 - 12, 2015 for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on the following morning.

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of May 13 - 14, 2015 for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on the following morning.

This is a tentative schedule that is subject to change at any time due to weather, traffic conditions, emergency incidents, or priority closures.

 

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