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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.

For Immediate Release

Facility: (I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel

(I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel Closures for the Week of August 25, 2014

The following closures are tentatively scheduled at the Fort McHenry Tunnel the week of August 25, 2014 through August 31, 2014:

  • Monday 8/25 - Bore 2 and Bore 4 closed for maintenance operations
  • Tuesday 8/26 - Bore 2 and Bore 4 closed for maintenance operations
  • Wednesday 8/27 -  Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for mainenance operations
  • Thursday 8/28 -  Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for mainenance operations
  •  Friday 8/29 - No Closures
  •  Saturday 8/30 - No Closures 
  • Sunday 8/31 No Closures

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 August 25, 2014

The EAST Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of August 25th & 26th for maintenance operations.  Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on the following mornings.

The WEST Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evening of August 27th 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.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Aug. 24 – 30, 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 eastbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 10 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 eastbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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 5, 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 lanes 6 or 9.

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 noon 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.
  •          Labor Day Monday – 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 21, 2014

 

Contact:           Tamory Winfield

                        410-537-1017

 

NEW SPLIT TRAFFIC PATTERN THROUGH WORK ZONE

ON NORTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY

Traffic Pattern In Effect Through Baltimore Casino Opening,

Labor Day Weekend & Star Spangled Spectacular

 

 4NBlanes

 

WHAT:         Four traffic lanes will split around the work zone on northbound I-95 between the Caton Avenue on-ramp and the Fort McHenry Tunnel: three lanes to the left and one lane to the right. 

Motorists in the three left lanes will NOT be able to use Exit 52 (Russell Street).  Motorists in the left lanes will be able to access Exits 53 (Northbound I-395) and 55 (Key Highway).  KEEP RIGHT TO ACCESS RUSSELL STREET EXIT.

Motorists on northbound I-95 will NOT be able to access Exit 54 (Hanover Street).  The detour route will direct motorists to Exit 55 (Key Highway), to McComas Street, to Hanover Street.  The on-ramp from northbound MD 295/Russell Street to northbound I-95 will be continuously closed.  The detour route will direct motorists to Russell Street Service Drive, to southbound I-395, to northbound I-95.

Motorists should consider the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) or the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895) if their destinations are north or south of Baltimore.

WHEN:         The MD 295/Russell Street on-ramp closure will occur on Friday, August 22 (starting after 9 p.m.) continuously through mid-September.  The new northbound I-95 split pattern and Exit 54 (Hanover Street) closure will take effect on Sunday, August 24 (starting after 9 a.m.) continuously through mid-September.  All dates and times are approximate and dependent on weather.

WHY:           Toll Dollars At Work The new traffic patterns are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (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.

 

Currently on southbound I-95, construction is on the left shoulder between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Exit 52 (MD 295/Baltimore-Washington Parkway).  All four traffic lanes on southbound I-95 have shifted to the right.  This condition will remain until late September.

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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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

 Scheduled for the Week of Aug. 17 - 23, 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 eastbound span may be closed Sunday from midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 11 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 eastbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 5, 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 lanes 6 or 9.

Monday 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.

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

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 14, 2014

Contact:          John Sales

 410-537-1017

 

RIGHT LANE TO REOPEN FULL TIME ON RAMP

FROM SOUTHBOUND I-395 TO SOUTHBOUND I-95

 

WHAT:  The right lane of the ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 exiting Baltimore City will reopen.  Both lanes on the southbound I-395 ramp to southbound I-95 will now be open to traffic full time.
 

WHEN:  The right lane will reopen on Friday, August 15, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning.  Motorists will notice the reopened lanes by the morning of Saturday, August 16.  All dates and times are approximate and dependent on weather.

 

WHY:  Toll Dollars At Work The new traffic patterns are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority's (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.

Starting tonight, construction will begin on the left shoulder of southbound I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Exit 52 (MD 295/Baltimore-Washington Parkway).  All four traffic lanes on southbound I-95 will shift to the right.  This condition will remain until late September.

In addition, four traffic lanes on northbound I-95 remain split around the work zone between the Caton Avenue on-ramp and the Fort McHenry Tunnel: two lanes to the left and two lanes to the right.  Motorists in the two left lanes will NOT be able to use Exits 52 (Russell Street), 53 (Northbound I-395), 54 (Hanover Street) and 55 (Key Highway) and must enter the Fort McHenry Tunnel and pay the toll.  KEEP RIGHT TO ACCESS ALL BALTIMORE EXITS.  This condition will remain until late August.

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 8, 2014 

 

 

WORK TO RESULT IN OVERNIGHT CLOSURE

OF HANOVER STREET RAMP TO

SOUTHBOUND I-95 WEDNESDAY

 

 

WHAT:           Weather permitting, the ramp from Hanover Street to southbound I-95 in Baltimore City will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to eastbound McComas Street, to a u-turn onto westbound McComas Street, to southbound I-95.

No trucks over ¾ ton on Hanover Street north of McComas Street.                                                                     

WHEN:          Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morningIn the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed Thursday.                               

WHY:              Crews will be performing maintenance operations. 

 

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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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

 Scheduled for the Week of Aug. 10 - 16, 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 midnight 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.

The eastbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 11 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 eastbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 5, 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 lanes 6 or 9.

Monday 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.

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

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.  

For Immediate Release

Facility: (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

(I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Lane Closures for the Week of August 4, 2014

The Eastbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of August 4 through August 7, 2014 for tunnel washing operations.

Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on the following mornings.

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

For Immediate Release

Facility: (I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel

(I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel Closures for the Week of August 4, 2014

The following closures are tentatively scheduled at the Fort McHenry Tunnel the week of July 14, 2014 through June 20, 2014:

  • Monday 8/4 - Bore 3 and Bore 2 closed for maintenance operations
  • Tuesday 8/5 - Bore 3 and Bore 2 closed for maintenance operations
  • Wednesday 8/6 -  Bore 3 and Bore 2 closed for mainenance operations
  • Thursday 8/7 -  Bore 3 and Bore 1 closed for mainenance operations
  •  Friday 8/8 - Bore 1 closed for maintenance operations
  •  Saturday 8/9 - Bore 2 closed for maintenance operations
  • Sunday 8/10 - Bore 1 closed for maintenance operations

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

 

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