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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 July 27 - Aug. 2, 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.  

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES AND ALTERNATING TRAFFIC CONTINUE ON

NICE BRIDGE

 

(BALTIMORE, Md) -- The MD Transportation Authority's (MDTA) preservation project continues on the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301) across the Potomac River.  The ongoing project includes cleaning, painting and repair work that began spring 2013 and is expected to last two years.  

The Nice Bridge will continue to be reduced to one lane with flagging operations alternating northbound and southbound traffic during the following off-peak hours:

  • Daytime flagging operations Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Overnight flagging operations Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.  No work or flagging operations will occur on the same dates as Washington Redskins home games.                  

Drivers may observe equipment like Snooper trucks on the bridge as well as inspectors climbing and moving over the structure.

Trucks greater than 10-feet wide will not be permitted to cross the bridge during flagging operations.  Every effort will be made to cross all vehicles exceeding 10-feet from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Drivers of vehicles exceeding the width restriction must call 301-259-4444 to obtain approval and schedule an escort.  Calls must be made one hour prior to arrival at the bridge and will only be accepted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

When traveling through work zones:

  •    Slow Down Obey posted speed limits.
  •    Be Courteous Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.
  •    Pay Attention to Work Zone Signs, Equipment and Flaggers They help drivers move safely.
  •    Avoid Distracted Driving  Devote your full attention to the road.

Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov

Remember to follow the MDTA at  twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA for the latest updates.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 24, 2014

Contact:          John Sales, 410-537-1017

 

LEFT LANE TO REOPEN AND RIGHT LANE TO CLOSE

ON RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND I-395 TO SOUTHBOUND I-95

MAJOR DELAYS EXPECTED on Southbound I-395 Exiting Baltimore City;

Use Alternate Routes to Reach I-95 or Consider Public Transportation

WHAT: The right lane of the ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 exiting Baltimore City will be closed continuously (24/7).  The left lane, which closed in mid-June, will now reopen before the right lane closes.

Plan ahead and expect major delays on southbound I-395 during peak periods especially during weekday evening rush hours.  Consider using public transportation or use the following alternate routes when exiting downtown:

  • Light Street to Key Highway, to McComas Street, to northbound and southbound I-95;
  • Russell Street to southbound I-95;
  • Washington Boulevard to southbound I-95; and
  • Lombard Street to Monroe Street, to Wilkens Avenue, to Caton Avenue, to southbound I-95.

WHEN: The southbound I-395 right lane closure will occur from Saturday, July 26 (starting after 9 p.m.) continuously through mid-August. 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 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.

Currently, traffic lanes on southbound I-95 split around the work zone between MD 295 and the I-395 on-ramp: all three lanes to the left.  This condition will remain until mid-August.  In addition, four traffic lanes on northbound I-95 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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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of July 20 – 26, 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, Tuesday and 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.

The westbound span may be closed Monday 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.

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

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Tuesday and 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

July 17, 2014

 Contact:          John Sales

 410-537-1017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES OF I-95 IN CECIL COUNTY JULY 20 - 24

 

WHAT: Weather permitting, two lanes of northbound or southbound I-95 between MD 222 (Exit 93) and MD 272 (Exit 100) in Cecil County will be temporarily closed for overnight work.  Motorists should consider using US 40 as an alternate route.  

 

WHEN: The southbound double lane closures will occur on Sunday, July 20 and Monday, July 21, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.  The northbound double lane closures will occur on Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. Traffic will continue in the remaining open lane.  In the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed Thursday, July 24.   

 

WHY: Work related to York Building Products project.

 

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

July 17, 2014

 

Contact:          John Sales

                        410-537-1017

 

NEW SPLIT TRAFFIC PATTERN THROUGH WORK ZONE

ON NORTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY

KEEP RIGHT TO ACCESS ALL BALTIMORE EXITS

NB split traffic

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: two lanes to the left and two lanes to the right.

TWO LEFT LANES NO EXIT BEFORE TOLL.

 

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.

 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 22 (starting after 9 p.m.) continuously through late August.  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 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.

 

Currently, traffic lanes on southbound I-95 split around the work zone between MD 295 and the I-395 on-ramp: all three lanes to the left.  This condition will remain until mid-August.  In addition, the ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 exiting Baltimore City is reduced to one lane continuously (24/7). Only one lane is open to traffic until mid-August.  Use the following alternate routes when exiting downtown:

  • Key Highway to McComas Street to northbound and southbound I-95;
  • Russell Street to southbound I-95;
  • Washington Boulevard to southbound I-95; and
  • Lombard Street to Monroe Street to Wilkens Avenue to Caton Avenue to southbound I-95.

 

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

Facility: (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

(I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Lane Closures for the Week of July 14, 2014

The Westbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of July 14 thrugh July 18, 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 July 14, 2014

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

  • Monday 7/14 - Bore 1 and Bore 4 closed for maintenance operations
  • Tuesday 7/15 - Bore 1 and Bore 4 closed for maintenance operations
  • Wednesday 7/16 -  Bore 1 and Bore 4 closed for mainenance operations
  • Thursday 7/17 -  Bore 1 and Bore 4 closed for mainenance operations
  •  Friday 7/18 - Bore 1 and Bore 4 closed for maintenance operations
  •  Saturday 7/19 - Bore 1 closed for maintenance operations
  • Sunday 7/20 - Bore 1 closed for maintenance operations

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

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

 Scheduled for the Week of July 13 - 19, 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.  

         

         SOUTHBOUND I-95 LANES SHIFT TO THE LEFT OF WORK ZONE

         Left Lane Closed 24/7 on Southbound I-395 Ramp to Southbound I-95

 

On Tuesday, July 8 (after 9 p.m.), the traffic pattern will change and traffic lanes will shift to the left of the work zone with all three lanes to the left on southbound I-95.  This condition will remain until mid-August.

Three lanes left of work zone.

The ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 exiting Baltimore City is reduced to one lane continuously (24/7) until mid-August. 

  Use the following alternate routes when exiting downtown:

  • Key Highway to McComas Street, to northbound and southbound I-95;
  • Russell Street to southbound I-95;
  • Washington Boulevard to southbound I-95; and
  • Lombard Street to Monroe Street, to Wilkens Avenue, to Caton Avenue, to southbound I-95.

Currently, traffic lanes on northbound I-95 split around the work zone between the Caton Avenue on-ramp and the Fort McHenry Tunnel: one lane to the left and three lanes to the right.  Use the right lanes for Baltimore exits 52-55 and the left lane only for traffic through the tunnel (no exit before toll).  This condition will remain until mid-July.

The work zone is for MDTAs $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.

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  www.twitter.com/TheMDTA and www.facebook.com/TheMDTA.

 

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