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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

Aug. 28, 2015

 

WORK TO RESULT IN WEEKEND RIGHT LANE CLOSURE OF OUTER LOOP I-695 IN SOUTHEAST BALTIMORE

 

WHAT:    The right lane on the Outer Loop of I-695 will be continuously closed from the Curtis Creek Drawbridge to the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

WHEN:    Weather permitting, the right lane closure will occur this weekend from Friday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31.

WHY:       Toll Dollars At Work: The lane closures are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $5.5 million bridge deck overlay and repair project for the bridges carrying I-695 over Dock Road and CSX   Railroad in Baltimore.  Lane closures are expected to end in fall 2015, and the project is anticipated to be complete in fall 2016.

 

For additional project information, 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/TheMDTAThe MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!

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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Aug. 30 - Sept. 5, 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 and Monday and 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 eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

Two lanes of the westbound span may be closed Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday 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 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 this holiday weekend include:

  • Thursday - before 10 a.m. 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

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. 31, 2015

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evening of Aug. 31, 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 Sept. 1, 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 27, 2015 BB

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF RAMPS FROM SOUTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY THIS WEEKEND

 

WHAT: The ramp from southbound I-95 to Caton Avenue (Exit 50) will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to I-695 (Exit 49A), to Hollins Ferry Road (Exit 9), to northbound I-695, to northbound I-95, to Caton Avenue (Exit 50).

The ramp from southbound I-95 to northbound I-395 (Exit 53) will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95, to northbound I-395 (Exit 53).

WHEN: Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Exit 50 will be closed Friday, Aug. 28, from 10 p.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 29.

Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Exit 53 will be closed Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 p.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 30.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The ramp closures 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.

 

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

Aug. 24, 2015 BB

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND I-95 TO NORTHBOUND I-395 IN BALTIMORE CITY THIS WEEK

 

WHAT: The ramp from southbound I-95 to northbound I-395 (Exit 53) will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95, to northbound I-395 (Exit 53).

WHEN: Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Exit 53 will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 25, and Thursday, Aug. 27, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The ramp closures 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.

 

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

Aug. 21, 2015

 

WORK TO RESULT IN WEEKEND & OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES OF I-695 IN SOUTHEAST BALTIMORE

 

WHAT:    The right lane on the Inner Loop of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) will be continuously closed from the Francis Scott Key Bridge toll plaza to Exit 1 (Quarantine Road).  In addition, the right lane on the Outer Loop of I-695 will be continuously closed from the Curtis Creek Drawbridge to the Key Bridge.

WHEN:    Weather permitting, the right lane closures will occur this weekend from Friday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24.  Overnight lane closures will occur Monday, Aug. 24, to Thursday, Aug. 27, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY:       Toll Dollars At Work: The lane closures are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $5.5 million bridge deck overlay and repair project for the bridges carrying I-695 over Dock Road and CSX Railroad in Baltimore.  Lane closures are expected to end in fall 2015, and the project is anticipated to be complete in fall 2016.

 

For additional project information, 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/TheMDTAThe MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!

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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Aug. 23 - 29, 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 eastbound 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 westbound span during the full eastbound span closure.

The westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday from 11 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.

Two lanes of the westbound span may be closed Saturday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Monday and Tuesday 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.

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

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

Aug. 20, 2015

 

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

 

WHAT: 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: Weather permitting, Friday, Aug. 21, from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. In the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 p.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.

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.

REMINDERS:

· Southbound I-95 traffic lanes will shift with all four lanes to the left of the work area between the Hanover Street on-ramp and Exit 53 (I-395) by Saturday, Aug. 22.

· The on-ramp from Hanover Street to southbound I-95 remains closed 24/7 until late September.

· The work-zone speed limit is 50 mph on northbound and southbound 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

Aug. 18, 2015                                                                                            BB

 

LEFT LANE ON NORTHBOUND I-95 BETWEEN CATON AVENUE & RUSSELL STREET REOPENS TOMORROW

New Traffic Pattern Begins on Southbound I-95 Between Hanover St. & I-395

#i95bmore

 

WHAT: The left lane on northbound I-95 between Exit 50 (Caton Avenue) and Exit 52 (Russell Street) reopens to traffic tomorrow after a 24/7 closure since mid-June. In addition, motorists exiting at Russell Street will no longer have to exit at Caton Avenue and take the service ramp.

Southbound I-95 traffic lanes will shift with all four lanes to the left of the work area between the Hanover Street on-ramp and Exit 53 (I-395). The on-ramp from Hanover Street to southbound I-95 remains 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.

ShiftedLEFT

Southbound I-95

WHEN: Weather permitting, the northbound I-95 left lane will reopen by Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 shift will be in effect by Saturday, Aug. 22, for about three weeks. The Hanover Street on-ramp will reopen in late September.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The lane/ramp closures and traffic shift 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 shift with four lanes to the left of the work area from the I-395 exit to Caton Avenue. 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.

 

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

Aug. 18, 2015 BB

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF RAMPS FROM SOUTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY THIS WEEK

 

WHAT: The ramp from southbound I-95 to northbound I-395 (Exit 53) will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95, to northbound I-395 (Exit 53).

The ramp from southbound I-95 to MD 295 (Exit 52) will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to I-395 (Exit 53), to Russell Street, to southbound MD 295. A secondary detour will be to I-695 (Exit 49A), to southbound MD 295 (Exit 7A) .

WHEN: Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Exit 53 will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 18, and Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Friday, Aug. 21, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Exit 52 will be closed Thursday, Aug. 20, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The ramp closures 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.

 

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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