FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 27, 2014

Contact:    John Sales
                  410-537-1017 

SPLIT TRAFFIC BEGINS THROUGH WORK ZONE
ON SOUTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY
Major New Traffic Pattern By Thursday Morning

 

 I-95 Rehab Deck Typical Section C

 

WHAT:  Weather permitting, the traffic lanes will split around the work    zone on southbound I-95 between MD 295 and I-395: one lane to    the left and two lanes to the right. 

Monday through Friday, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., southbound I-95 traffic will be one lane to the left and one to the right to allow two lanes on southbound I-395 exiting Baltimore City.  Southbound I-395 will have one lane open at all other times.

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 28 (starting after 9 p.m.) through Sunday, June 15.  All dates and times are approximate and dependent on weather.

Please note that additional changes in traffic patterns will occur on northbound and southbound I-95 throughout the summer.  Beginning June 15, the ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 will be reduced to one lane continuously (24/7) for approximately two months.

WHY:  The new traffic patterns are part of the Maryland Transportation Authoritys (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.

REMINDER: The speed limit on northbound I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and north of Caton Avenue (Exit 50) and on southbound I-95 between I-395 (Exit 53) to just past the MD 295 entrance ramp was reduced from 55 mph to 50 mph.  Allow for more travel time in your commute.

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.