FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2014
Contact: John Sales
DAILY OFF-PEAK LANE CLOSURES ON I-395/I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY BEGIN THURSDAY, MAY 1
WHAT: Weather permitting, one lane on the ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 and the right lane of southbound I-95 from the I-395 entrance ramp to MD 295 (Exit 52) will be closed temporarily to traffic.
WHEN: On or about Thursday, May 1, through mid-June, one lane on the ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 will be closed Monday through Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 3 p.m. the following afternoon and continuously starting Friday, from 7 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. All lanes on southbound I-95 will be open during these times.
The right lane of southbound I-95 from the I-395 entrance ramp to MD 295 (Exit 52) will be closed Monday through Friday, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. All lanes on southbound I-395 will be open during these times. Exit 52 will remain open.
WHY: The work is part of the MD Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) $66 million preservation 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). The entire project is expected to be complete in mid 2016.
Beginning in mid-June, the ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 will be reduced to one lane continuously (24/7) for approximately two months. The MDTA will issue traffic advisories as the closures are scheduled.
Exceptions to the schedule will be made for holidays or downtown events. To view real-time traffic camera images of I-395 and other MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov. Know Before You Go! Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.
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The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.