FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 14, 2014
Contact: John Sales
RIGHT LANE TO REOPEN FULL TIME ON RAMP
FROM SOUTHBOUND I-395 TO SOUTHBOUND I-95
WHAT: The right lane of the ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 exiting Baltimore City will reopen. Both lanes on the southbound I-395 ramp to southbound I-95 will now be open to traffic full time.
WHEN: The right lane will reopen on Friday, August 15, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning. Motorists will notice the reopened lanes by the morning of Saturday, August 16. All dates and times are approximate and dependent on weather.
WHY: Toll Dollars At Work. The new traffic patterns are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority's (MDTA) two-year, $66 million project to remove and replace the existing concrete deck (riding) surface and roadway joints on mainline I-95 and the ramps serving I-95 in Baltimore City.
Starting tonight, construction will begin on the left shoulder of southbound I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Exit 52 (MD 295/Baltimore-Washington Parkway). All four traffic lanes on southbound I-95 will shift to the right. This condition will remain until late September.
In addition, four traffic lanes on northbound I-95 remain split around the work zone between the Caton Avenue on-ramp and the Fort McHenry Tunnel: two lanes to the left and two lanes to the right. Motorists in the two left lanes will NOT be able to use Exits 52 (Russell Street), 53 (Northbound I-395), 54 (Hanover Street) and 55 (Key Highway) and must enter the Fort McHenry Tunnel and pay the toll. KEEP RIGHT TO ACCESS ALL BALTIMORE EXITS. This condition will remain until late August.
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. Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA.
The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.