FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 20, 2013

Contact:         John Sales

                        410-537-1017

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND I-895 TO LOMBARD STREET THIS SATURDAY

WHAT:  Weather permitting, Exit 12 from southbound I-895 to Lombard Street in Baltimore City will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to Exit 14 (Moravia Road), to southbound I-95, to westbound Eastern Avenue (Exit 59), to northbound Ponca Street, to Lombard Street.

WHEN:  Saturday, March 23, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed Sunday, March 24.

WHY:  Inspectors will be conducting routine annual facility inspections.

To view real-time traffic camera images on 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.