FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 20, 2013
Contact: John Sales
CONTINUOUS CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM
SOUTHBOUND I-895 TO POTEE STREET (EXIT 7)
WHAT: The entrance ramp from Potee Street/Patapsco Avenue to northbound I-895 in Baltimore City will reopen to traffic.
The exit ramp from southbound I-895 to Potee Street (Exit 7) in Baltimore City will be continuously closed (24/7). The detour route will direct motorists from southbound I-895, to northbound I-695 (Exit 3; Inner Loop), to Washington Boulevard (Exit 10), to Patapsco Avenue, to Potee Street.
WHEN: The entrance ramp from Potee Street/Patapsco Avenue to northbound I-895 is scheduled to reopen Saturday, Sept. 21, weather permitting.
The exit ramp from southbound I-895 to Potee Street (Exit 7) will close Saturday, Sept. 28, weather permitting. The exit ramp is expected to reopen in early 2014.
WHY: Repairs to the I-895 Potee Street and Patapsco Avenue entrance and exit ramps are part of the MD Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) $12.6 million facility preservation project to replace the decks of the I-895 bridges over Patapsco Avenue, Potee Street and Hanover Street. Northbound and southbound I-895 lanes are reduced to 10.5 feet (left lane) and 11.5 feet (right lane) throughout project.
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