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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 March 29 - April 4, 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 westbound span may be closed Sunday 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 eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

The eastbound span may be closed 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 and Saturday from 10 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 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 4 through 7 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 Thursday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up.

Note: Concrete repair and replacement project nears completion at Bay Bridge toll plaza. Lane 2 and associated toll booth 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

March 26, 2015

 

 

REMINDER: SPLIT TRAFFIC PATTERNS ON I-95 IN

BALTIMORE CITY START THIS WEEKEND

Part of Major Roadwork South of the Fort McHenry Tunnel

 

WHAT: Weather permitting, southbound I-95 traffic lanes will split after the Fort McHenry Tunnel with two lanes to the left and two lanes to the right. Prior to entering the Fort McHenry Tunnel, motorists MUST stay right to access Exit 55 (Key Highway), Exit 53 (I-395) and Exit 52 (MD 295). Thru traffic stay to the left. E-ZPass is accepted in all toll lanes.

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Weather permitting, northbound I-95 traffic lanes will split with three lanes to the left and one lane to the right from Exit 54 (Hanover Street) to Exit 55 (Key Highway). To use Exit 54 or Exit 55, traffic MUST be in the right lane prior to the split. Traffic entering northbound I-95 from I-395 will use Fort McHenry Tunnel Bore 4 (right tube). E-ZPass is accepted in all toll lanes. Delays anticipated on southbound I-395 leaving Baltimore City - use Key Highway to access northbound I-95 instead.

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To accomplish the southbound I-95 split, the ramp from Hanover Street to southbound I-95 will be temporarily closed overnight. The detour route will direct motorists to eastbound McComas Street, to a u-turn onto westbound McComas Street, to southbound I-95.

To accomplish the northbound I-95 split, the ramp from southbound I-395 to northbound I-95 will be temporarily closed overnight. The detour route will direct motorists to southbound I-95, to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95.

WHEN: The southbound I-95 shift will be in effect by Saturday, March 28, for approximately eight weeks.

The northbound I-95 shift will be in effect by Monday, March 30, for approximately eight weeks.

The Hanover Street ramp to southbound I-95 will close Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHEN: The southbound I-395 ramp to northbound I-95 will close Sunday, March 29, through (cont'd) Tuesday, March 31, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The split traffic patterns 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.

Major delays are expected. Motorists traveling thru Baltimore City should use I-695/Key Bridge or I-895/Harbor Tunnel. Use alternate routes entering and exiting Baltimore City. Work-zone speed limits are reduced to 50 mph on 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

March 26, 2015

 

WORK TO RESULT IN CLOSURE OF CATON AVENUE RAMPS TO NORTHBOUND I-95 THIS WEEKEND

 

WHAT: Weather permitting, the ramps from eastbound and westbound Caton Avenue to northbound I-95 in Baltimore City will be closed temporarily to traffic.

From eastbound Caton Avenue, the detour route will direct motorists to Washington Boulevard, to INNER LOOP I-695, to northbound I-95 (Exit 11A).

From westbound Caton Avenue, the detour route will direct motorists to Washington Boulevard, to INNER LOOP I-695, to northbound I-95 (Exit 11A). A second detour will be to southbound I-95, to INNER LOOP I-695 (Exit 49B), to Wilkens Avenue (Exit 12C), to OUTER LOOP I-695 to northbound I-95 (Exit 11A).

WHEN: Closure will occur Friday, March 27, at 10 p.m. to Monday, March 30, at 5 a.m. All dates and times are approximate and dependent on weather or events.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The ramp closure is part of the Maryland Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) two-year, $64 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 25, 2015

 

 

WORK TO RESULT IN CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM NORTHBOUND I-95 TO MORAVIA ROAD THIS SATURDAY

 

WHAT: Weather permitting, the exit ramp in Baltimore City from northbound I-95 to Moravia Road (Exit 60) will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to eastbound Pulaski Highway (US 40, Exit 61), to northbound 66th Street, to westbound Philadelphia Road (US 7), to Moravia Park Drive, to Moravia Road.

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHY: Crews will be performing tree removal.

 

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

March 24, 2015

Contact: John Sales

410-537-1017

 

BAY BRIDGE TOLL LANE 2 CLOSED FOR ONE WEEK

Concrete Repairs Complete; Toll Booth Replacement Nears Completion

 

WHAT: Toll lanes 1 and 3 and the associated toll booths on the left side of the Bay Bridge toll plaza (eastbound US 50) will reopen and toll lane 2 will remain continuously (24/7) closed for an additional week. Motorists should use the remaining open toll lanes and booths to the left and right of toll lane 2. Trucks should continue using the three far right toll lanes. Pay attention to overhead and portable electronic signs.

During daytime lane closures on the eastbound span, toll lanes 1 and 3-5 will be directed onto the westbound bridge in contra-flow traffic. Toll lanes 6 -11 will be directed onto the eastbound span in the open eastbound lane.

During peak hours, toll lanes 1 and 3 will be directed onto the westbound bridge in contra-flow traffic and toll lanes 4-11 will be directed onto the eastbound span. Note that toll lane 4 is an E-ZPass® Only lane.

WHEN: Weather permitting, toll lane 2 will remain closed Tuesday, March 24, at 9 p.m. for approximately one week. Toll lanes 1 and 3 will reopen by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25.

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.

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

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

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 March 23, 2015

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of March 23 and 26, 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 evening of March 24 - 25, 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.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of March 22 -28, 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 westbound span may be closed Sunday 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 eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

The eastbound span may be closed 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 9 p.m. to 8 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 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 4 through 7 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 1-3 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

March 16, 2015

Contact: John Sales

               410-537-1017

 

CHANGING TRAFFIC PATTERNS ON I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY THIS WEEK

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WHAT: Weather permitting, all traffic lanes will shift to the right on northbound I-95 between Caton Avenue (Exit 50) and Russell Street (Exit 52).

In addition, all traffic lanes will shift to the right on southbound I-95 between I-395 (Exit 53) and Caton Avenue (Exit 50).

WHEN: The northbound I-95 shift will be in effect by Tuesday morning, March 17, for approximately six weeks.

The southbound I-95 shift will be in effect by Thursday morning, March 19, for approximately six weeks.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The traffic shifts are part of the Maryland Transportation Authoritys (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.

Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt! Work-zone speed limits will be reduced to 50 mph on northbound and southbound I-95 once the traffic shifts are in place. Work-zone safety speed cameras coming soon.

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

March 16, 2015

 

WORK TO RESULT IN CLOSURE OF CATON AVENUE RAMPS TO NORTHBOUND I-95 THIS WEEKEND

 

WHAT: Weather permitting, the ramps from eastbound and westbound Caton Avenue to northbound I-95 in Baltimore City will be closed temporarily to traffic.

From eastbound Caton Avenue, the detour route will direct motorists to Washington Boulevard, to INNER LOOP I-695, to northbound I-95 (Exit 11A).

From westbound Caton Avenue, the detour route will direct motorists to Washington Boulevard, to INNER LOOP I-695, to northbound I-95 (Exit 11A). A second detour will be to southbound I-95, to INNER LOOP I-695 (Exit 49B), to Wilkens Avenue (Exit 12C), to OUTER LOOP I-695 to northbound I-95 (Exit 11A).

WHEN: Closure will occur Friday, March 20, at 10 p.m. to Monday, March 23, at 5 a.m. All dates and times are approximate and dependent on weather or events.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The ramp closure is part of the Maryland Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) two-year, $64 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 16, 2015

 

**UPDATED SCHEDULE**

WORK TO RESULT IN CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND RUSSELL STREET TO SOUTHBOUND I-95 THIS WEEKEND

 

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

The detour route will direct motorists to the first ramp toward Westport, to Annapolis Road, to Monroe Street, to Washington Boulevard, to southbound I-95.

WHEN: Closure will occur Friday, March 20, at 10 p.m. to Monday, March 23, at 5 a.m. All dates and times are approximate and dependent on weather or events.

Due to inclement weather, the closure originally scheduled for March 13 has been rescheduled for this date.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The ramp closure is part of the Maryland Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) two-year, $64 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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