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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 4, 2015

 

CHANGING TRAFFIC PATTERNS ON SOUTHBOUND & NORTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE THIS WEEK

#i95bmore

 

 

WHAT: The left lane on northbound I-95 between Exit 50 (Caton Avenue) and Exit 52 (Russell Street) remains closed 24/7. The remaining three northbound I-95 traffic lanes will shift to the right in this area. REMINDER: To exit at Russell Street, motorists should follow signs to use Exit 50, continue on the ramp to northbound I-95, and exit at Russell Street.

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Northbound I-95

Southbound I-95 traffic lanes will shift with all three lanes to the left of the work area between Exit 53 (I-395) and the I-395 on-ramp. Motorists MUST use the right lane prior to the lane shift for Exit 53 (I-395) and Exit 52 (MD 295).

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Southbound I-95

 

WHEN: Weather permitting, the northbound I-95 shift from Exit 50 to Exit 52 will be in effect by Wednesday, Aug. 5, for approximately two weeks.

Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 shift from Exit 53 to the I-395 on-ramp will be in effect by Saturday, Aug. 8, for approximately three weeks.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The traffic 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: The on-ramp from Hanover Street to southbound I-95 is closed 24/7 until late September. The detour route directs motorists from Hanover Street to East McComas Street, to a u-turn onto West McComas Street, to southbound I-95. Work-zone speed limits on northbound and southbound I-95 are reduced to 50 mph. Work-zone safety speed cameras in use.

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!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 4, 2015

 

NICE BRIDGE PRESERVATION PROJECT CONTINUES

(Off-peak temporary lane closures and alternating traffic)

 

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 be completed later this year.

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. 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 Aug. 2, 2015

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of Aug. 2 through 6, 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 Aug. 2 – 8, 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 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 eastbound span during the full westbound 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 - 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

July 30, 2015

 

SECOND LANE ON RAMP FROM NORTHBOUND I-95 TO NORTHBOUND I-395 TO REOPEN

                                             Weekend Closure of Russell Street Exit Ramp

 

WHAT:          The second lane on the ramp from northbound I-95 to northbound I-395 that was closed since July 14 for construction will reopen.  Both lanes on the ramp from northbound I-95 to northbound I-395 into downtown will now be open to traffic full time.

Once northbound I-395 ramp fully reopens, 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.

Southbound I-95 traffic lanes will shift with all four lanes to the left from the I-395 on-ramp to Exit 50 (Caton Avenue).  The on-ramp from Washington Boulevard to southbound I-95 remains closed 24/7.  Traffic from southbound Washington Boulevard will be detoured to Caton Avenue, to southbound I-95.  Traffic from northbound Washington Boulevard will be detoured to Bush Street, to Russell Street, to southbound I-95.

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Southbound I-95

 

WHEN:         Weather permitting, the second lane on the ramp from northbound I-95 to northbound I-395 will reopen by Friday, July 31.

Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound I-95 to Russell Street (Exit 52) will be closed Friday, July 31, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3. 

Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 shift from the I-395 on-ramp to Exit 50 will be in effect by Saturday, Aug. 1, for approximately four weeks.

WHY:           Toll Dollars At Work: The ramp closure is 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: The work-zone speed limit is 50 mph on northbound and southbound I-95. Work-zone safety speed cameras in use.  The left lane on northbound I-95 between Exit 50 (Caton Avenue) and Exit 52 (Russell Street) is closed 24/7.   

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/TheMDTAThe 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

July 28, 2015

Contact:         John Sales

                        410-537-1017

BRIDGE DECK OVERLAY & REPAIR PROJECT BEGINS ON BALTIMORE BELTWAY SOUTH OF KEY BRIDGE

Single-Lane Closures During Off-Peak Hours

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) announces a $5.5 million bridge deck overlay and repair project for the bridges carrying the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) over Dock Road and CSX Railroad south of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.  This preservation project, funded completely by toll revenue, is part of the MDTA’s commitment to preserving and maintaining the State’s aging toll bridges, tunnels and highways.

Weather permitting, starting tonight, the I-695 Inner Loop or Outer Loop will be reduced to one lane from Exit 1 (MD 173/Hawkins Point Road) across the Key Bridge to the toll plaza during the following off-peak hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Friday at 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday. 

The off-peak single-lane closures will begin on the Inner Loop first, then on the Outer Loop in about two weeks.  Construction activities on the Inner and Outer Loops will occur simultaneously.  All lanes on I-695 will be open during peak hours.  There will be lane shifts, split traffic and narrow lanes during construction.  The MDTA will update motorists on changing traffic patterns via traffic advisories, social media and mdta.maryland.gov.

Lane closures are expected to end in fall 2015, and the project is anticipated to be complete in fall 2016.  G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc., of York, Pa. will remove and resurface the existing bridge decks using latex modified concrete.  Work also includes repairs to the bridge parapets, substructure and slope protection.  A bio-swale will be constructed within the project limits.  Bio-swales are landscaped, linear filters that carry stormwater runoff, provide water quality treatment and decrease flow.

Motorists should pay attention to portable and overhead electronic signs and static signs for up-to-date travel information.  For information on the MDTA’s other facility preservation projects, or 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 its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 27, 2015

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF RAMPS FROM MORAVIA ROAD AND US 40 TO SOUTHBOUND I-95 THIS WEEK

 

 

WHAT:          The ramps from Moravia Road and US 40 to southbound I-95 in Baltimore City will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to US 40, to Erdman Avenue, to Kane Street, to southbound I-95.

WHEN:          Weather permitting, Monday, July 27 through Wednesday, July 29, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY:             Crews will be performing joint repairs.

 

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 July 27, 2015

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of July 27 through 29, 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 July 26 – Aug. 1, 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 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 eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the westbound 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. 

On Monday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., westbound span overhead lane signals will experience temporary outages due to electrical work.  Drivers should stay alert and obey all traffic-control devices.

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 - 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

July 23, 2015                                                          395sign

 

NEW SPLIT TRAFFIC PATTERN ON SOUTHBOUND I-95

IN BALTIMORE THIS WEEKEND

Use Right Lane For I-395 Exit

Key Highway On-Ramp To Reopen; Hanover Street On-Ramp Closed 24/7

#i95bmore

 

WHAT: Southbound I-95 traffic lanes will split with three lanes to the left and one lane to the right from Exit 55 (Key Highway) to Exit 52 (MD 295). To use Exit 53 (I-395), you MUST use the right lane prior to the split. For Exit 52, use the two right lanes prior to the split. The on-ramp from Key Highway to southbound I-95 will reopen; however motorists entering southbound I-95 will remain in the right lane until after Exit 52. The on-ramp from Hanover Street to southbound I-95 will be closed 24/7 until late September. The detour route will direct motorists from Hanover Street to East McComas Street, to a u-turn onto West McComas Street, to southbound I-95.

 

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Southbound I-95

WHEN: Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 split will be in effect by Sunday, July 26, for approximately two to three weeks.

Weather permitting, the Hanover Street on-ramp closure will be in effect by Sunday, July 26, until late September. The Key Highway on-ramp will reopen by Sunday, July 26.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The split traffic pattern and on-ramp closure 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.

REMINDERS:

• Southbound I-95 traffic lanes split with three lanes to the left and one lane to the right from I-395 to Exit 50 (Caton Avenue). For Exit 50, motorists MUST be in the right lane prior to the split.

• The on-ramp from Washington Boulevard to southbound I-95 is closed 24/7. Follow detours.

• Use I-695 or I-895 if traveling thru Baltimore City.

• Work-zone speed limits on northbound and southbound I-95 are reduced to 50 mph. Work-zone safety speed cameras in use.

 

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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