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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

Oct. 23, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURES OF

I-95 RAMPS IN BALTIMORE CITY

HAZMAT Vehicles Must Use Exit 57 Before the Fort McHenry Tunnel

 

WHAT:          The ramp from northbound MD 295 (Russell Street) to northbound I-95 will be closed overnight.  The detour will direct motorists to Russell Street, to southbound I-395, to northbound I-95.

The ramp from southbound I-95 to Keith Avenue (Exit 56) will be closed temporarily to traffic.  The detour will direct motorists to O’Donnell Street (Exit 57), to South Newkirk Street, to Newgate Avenue, to New Vail Street, to Keith Avenue.

Note: The last exit for HAZMAT vehicles before the Fort McHenry Tunnel will be Exit 57 (O’Donnell Street).

WHEN:          Weather permitting, the northbound MD 295 to northbound I-95 ramp closure will occur Monday, Oct. 23, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.         

Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 to Keith Avenue ramp closure will occur Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHY:           The closure of the ramp northbound MD 295 to northbound I-95 is for pothole repairs. Crews will be performing annual inspections to the ramp from southbound I-95 to Keith Avenue. 

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!!

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 23, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY

OVERNIGHT CLOSURE OF RAMPS FROM I-695 EAST

TO I-95 IN NORTHEAST BALTIMORE

                                                                                                             

WHAT:    The ramps from I-695 East (Inner Loop) to I-95 (Exit 33) will be closed overnight.  The detour will direct motorists to eastbound US 40 (Exit 35B), to I-695 West (Outer Loop), to I-95 (Exit 33).  

WHEN:          Weather permitting, Thursday, Oct. 26, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY:             Your Toll Dollars At Work.  Crews will be installing a high-mast light pole as part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) I-95 Improvement Project with Express Toll Lanes (ETL). 

 

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!

 

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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Oct. 22 – 28, 2017

 

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 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday from 9 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.

The westbound span may be closed Friday from 11 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 eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for preservation/maintenance work. 

Monday through Friday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up.

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 Oct. 22, 2017

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of Oct. 22-25, 2017, for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4 a.m. 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                             

Oct. 19, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND I-95 TO

O’DONNELL STREET IN BALTIMORE CITY

 

WHAT:          The ramp from southbound I-95 to O’Donnell Street (Exit 57) will be closed temporarily to traffic.  The detour will direct motorists to Keith Avenue (Exit 56), to northbound I-95, to O’Donnell Street (Exit 57).

WHEN:          Weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 23, through Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.  

WHY:             Toll Dollars At Work. Crews will close the ramp to pour foundations as part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $13.7 million project to remove and replace weathering steel high-mast light poles along I-95 in Baltimore.

 

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!

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 18, 2017

 

REMINDER:

WORK CONTINUES ON WESTBOUND

BAY BRIDGE SUSPENSION SPAN

Increased Cable Work May Be Visible to Travelers

 

WHAT: Motorists may notice an increase in the number of workers on the westbound Bay Bridge (US 50/301) suspension cables. Crews are working on the cables and also accessing the tops of the towers via the cables. Work occurs around the clock, however, any lane closures associated with the work take place during regularly-scheduled, off-peak temporary daytime and night-time lane closures.

WHEN: The project began in summer 2016 and is expected to be complete in summer 2018.

WHY: The work is part of the MDTA's $29.6 million rehabilitation project for the westbound Bay Bridge suspension span. The project is part of the MDTA's $273 million system preservation and safety investment at the Bay Bridge over the next six years.

 

The MDTA encourages motorists to drive carefully around all work zones. Drivers should pay attention to electronic and static signs for up-to-date traffic patterns. And remember, headlights ON when crossing the bridge.

For 24/7 Bay Bridge traffic information, call 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com. 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!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 18, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY WEEKEND

CLOSURES OF RAMPS FROM CATON AVENUE TO NORTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY

 

WHAT: The ramp from southbound Caton Avenue to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour will direct motorists to Washington Boulevard (US 1 ALT), to I-695 West (Inner Loop), to northbound I-95 (Exit 11A).

The ramp from northbound Caton Avenue to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour will direct motorists to Benson Avenue, to Joh Avenue, to Caton Avenue, to Washington Boulevard (US 1 ALT), to I-695 West (Inner Loop), to northbound I-95 (Exit 11A).

WHEN: Weather permitting, Sunday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHY: Crews will be performing annual inspections.

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!

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 16, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURES OF RAMP FROM

SOUTHBOUND I-95 TO MD 295 IN BALTIMORE CITY

 

WHAT: The ramp from southbound I-95 to southbound MD 295 (Exit 52) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to I-695 East (Outer Loop), to southbound MD 295 (Exit 7A).

WHEN: Weather permitting, Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Crews will be performing bridge welding.

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!

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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Oct. 15 - 21, 2017

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.

Two lanes of the westbound span may be closed Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Monday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.

The eastbound span may be closed Tuesday and 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 11 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 westbound span may be closed Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 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 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 Friday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up.

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 Oct. 16, 2017

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of Oct. 16-17, 2017, for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4 a.m. on the following morning.

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of Oct. 18-19, 2017, for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4 a.m. 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.