FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 3, 2014

Contact:         John Sales

                        410-537-1017

 NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS ON I-95 & I-895 IN PREPARATION FOR I-95 ETL OPENING ON DEC. 6

WHAT: Weather-permitting, new traffic patterns will take effect for I-95 and I-895 motorists where the future northbound and southbound I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL) merge to I-95 and I-895.

Starting Dec. 4, drivers on northbound I-95 will notice an added left lane where the northbound I-95 ETL will end near Cowenton Avenue. The right lane on northbound I-95 will end approximately one mile north.  Drivers on southbound I-895 will notice an added left lane near Moravia Road where southbound I-95 ETL traffic will exit onto I-895. Similarly, the right lane on southbound I-895 will end about one quarter mile south.                   

Drivers also will see crews uncovering the advance I-95 ETL signs throughout the corridor.

WHEN: The traffic pattern changes will occur on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and will be in effect Thursday, Dec. 4.  Crews will begin uncovering the advance I-95 ETL signs over the next few days.

WHY: The new traffic patterns and sign uncovering are in preparation for the full opening of the I-95 ETL to traffic on Saturday, Dec. 6, by 6 a.m.

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