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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 Nov. 23 - 29, 2014 

 

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 westbound span may be closed Sunday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Monday and Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

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

The MDTA offers the following travel tip for the holiday week:

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

  •   Daily before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

Note:  Concrete repair and replacement project underway at Bay Bridge toll plaza.  Lanes 6-8 and associated toll booths remain continuously (24/7) closed.  Pay attention to overhead and portable electronic signs. 

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

Nov. 19, 2014

Contact:         Tamory Winfield

                        410-537-1017

 

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND I-395 TO NORTHBOUND I-95 THIS SATURDAY

 

WHAT:           Weather permitting, the ramp in Baltimore City from southbound I-395 to northbound I-95 will be temporarily closed to traffic.  The detour route will direct motorists to southbound I-95, to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95.

WHEN:           Saturday, Nov. 22, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.                     

WHY:             Inspectors will be conducting routine annual facility inspections.

 

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  Know Before You Go!  For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA.  Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTACall 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information. 

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

 

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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Nov. 16 - 22, 2014 

 

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 westbound span may be closed Sunday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.

When daytime two-way traffic is in effect on the westbound span, toll lanes 1 through 4, on the left side of the toll plaza, will be directed into contra-flow traffic on the westbound span.  Motorists wishing to use an E-ZPass® Only lane to access the eastbound span should use toll lane 9.

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

Note:  Concrete repair and replacement project underway at Bay Bridge toll plaza.  Lanes 6-8 and associated toll booths will be continuously (24/7) closed starting Tuesday night.  Pay attention to overhead and portable electronic signs. 

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

Nov. 14, 2014

Contact:          John Sales

                        410-537-1017

 

CONCRETE REPAIR & TOLL BOOTH REPLACEMENT WORK CONTINUES AT BAY BRIDGE TOLL PLAZA

Toll Lanes # 6-8 Will Close 24/7 For Work

 

WHAT:           Toll lanes 6-8 and the associated toll booths at the Bay Bridge toll plaza (eastbound US 50) will be continuously (24/7) closed and toll booth lanes 9-11 (the three right lanes) will reopen to traffic.  The detour for truck permit loads will be over with the opening of toll lanes 9-11, and permit loads will use toll lane 11.  Motorists should use the remaining open toll lanes and booths to the left and right of toll lanes 6-8.  Trucks should use the three right toll lanes.  Pay attention to overhead and portable electronic signs.

WHEN:           Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 9 p.m. and continuing for approximately eight weeks.  Toll lanes 6-8 will remain closed.  Toll lanes 9-11 will reopen by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

WHY:              Toll Dollars At Work.  The toll booth lane closures are part of two Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) projects.  One is the $4.5 million project to remove and replace the existing concrete pavement on the approach to the Bay Bridge toll plaza along eastbound US 50.  The second is the $4.8 million project to replace the toll booths at the Bay Bridge toll plaza.  Both projects are expected to be complete in spring 2015.

 

REMINDERS: Headlights are required at all times on the bridge.  When daytime two-way traffic is in effect on the westbound span, toll lanes 1 through 4, on the left side of the toll plaza, will be directed into contra-flow traffic on the westbound span.  Motorists wishing to use an E-ZPass® Only lane to access the eastbound span should use toll lane 9 starting Nov. 19.

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  Know Before You Go!  For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA.  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.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 14, 2014

 

 

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 Greene Street, to Russell Street.                                           

WHEN:           Saturday, Nov. 15, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHY:              5K race event at Camden Yards.

 

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA  roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  Know Before You Go!  Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

 

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Facility: (I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel

(I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel Closures for the Week of November 10, 2014

The following closures are tentatively scheduled at the Fort McHenry Tunnel the week of November 10, 2014 through November 16, 2014:

  • Monday 11/10 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations
  • Tuesday 11/11 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations
  • Wednesday 11/12 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for mainenance operations
  • Thursday 11/13 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for mainenance operations
  •  Friday 11/14 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations
  •  Saturday 11/15 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations
  • Sunday 11/16 Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations

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

For Immediate Release

Facility: (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

(I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Lane Closures for the Week of November 12, 2014

The Eastbound Tunnel  is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evening of November 12 and November 13, 2014 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.

WIND RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT; CURRENTLY NO TWO-WAY OPERATIONS
 

Motorists Advised to Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for Current Traffic Conditions
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Currently, Wind Restrictions II (see below) are in effect.  As such, two-way operations may not be implemented this afternoon.  Delays are possible during this afternoon's rush-hour period.  Officials will continue to monitor weather conditions and will implement two-way operations if possible.

Wind warnings and restrictions are implemented as follows:

Wind Warning (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts of 30-39 mph) -- operators of house trailers, box trailers, motorcycles, vehicles with roof-mount racks containing cargo or any other vehicle that may be subject to high winds are advised to use caution while traveling across the bridge.

Wind Restriction I (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts of 40-49 mph) -- house trailers, empty box trailers or any vehicle that, in the opinion of law-enforcement personnel, may not safely cross the bridge will be prohibited from traveling the bridge.  Motorists who are denied passage will be assisted with safely turning around.

Wind Restriction II (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts exceeding 50 mph) -- only automobiles, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers, commercial buses and heavy-laden tractor/trailers are permitted to cross the bridge.  Tractor-box trailer combinations will not be permitted to cross any bridge if the gross weight is less than 64,000 pounds.

Traffic Holds/Bridge Closure (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts exceeding 55 mph) -- In the event of a sudden increase of sustained wind speeds or wind gusts that could jeopardize life or property, the MDTA may elect to discontinue the movement of traffic across the bridge.

For Statewide traffic conditions, visit www.md511.org.

For the most up-to-date information follow us on Twitter at TheMDTA or on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA.
 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

  Scheduled for the Week of Nov. 9 – 15, 2014

 

 

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.

 

Weather permitting, the eastbound span will be closed temporarily to traffic Sunday from approximately 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the “Across the Bay 10K” running event.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.  Motorists should anticipate delays and are urged to travel prior to 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m.   For additional information on the event, visit bridgerace.com.

The westbound span may be closed Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.

When daytime two-way traffic is in effect on the westbound span, toll lanes 1 through 4, on the left side of the toll plaza, will be directed into contra-flow traffic on the westbound span.  Motorists wishing to use an E-ZPass® Only lane to access the eastbound span should use toll lane 6.

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

Note:  Concrete repair and replacement project underway at Bay Bridge toll plaza.  The three right toll lanes and associated toll booths remain continuously (24/7) closed.  Pay attention to overhead and portable electronic signs.

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

Nov. 6, 2014

Contact:          Tamory Winfield

 410-537-1017 

 

WORK TO RESULT IN CLOSURES OF RAMP FROM

NORTHBOUND I-95 TO RUSSELL STREET

NEXT FOUR WEEKENDS

Traffic will be detoured to northbound I-395

  

WHAT:           Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound I-95 to Russell Street (Exit 52) will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to I-395 (Exit 53), to Lee Street, to Russell Street.

WHEN:           Closures will occur Fridays from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Mondays, starting Friday, Nov. 7, and continuing on weekends through Monday, Dec. 8.  All dates and times are approximate and dependent on weather or events.  No closures will occur Nov. 28 through Dec. 1, due to the holiday.

On Nov. 9, the ramp will reopen at 7 a.m. for Baltimore Ravens game.

Closures also are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 10, through Thursday, Nov. 13, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning.  Please note that additional temporary, overnight closures may occur Mondays through Thursdays between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning, as necessary

WHY:              Toll Dollars At Work:  The ramp closures are part of the Maryland Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) two-year, $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 in Baltimore City.

 

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  Know Before You Go!  For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA.  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.

 

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