FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 2, 2014

 

Contact:          John Sales, 410-537-1017

 

SPEED LIMIT REDUCED FROM 55 TO 50 MPH THROUGH WORK ZONE ON SOUTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY

Drivers Will See 50 mph Signs Sunday Morning

 

WHAT: Weather permitting, the speed limit will be changed from 55 mph to 50 mph on southbound I-95 from I-395 (Exit 53) to just past the MD 295 entrance ramp in Baltimore City.

 

WHEN: Saturday, May 3, from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning. Drivers should notice signs indicating the 50 mph speed limit by Sunday morning and during their Monday morning commute.

 

WHY: The speed limit decrease is 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.

 

REMINDER: The speed limit on northbound I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Caton Avenue (Exit 50) was reduced from 55 mph to 50 mph in April 2014.  Please slow down, minimize distractions and stay alert when driving through all work zones in Maryland, including the ones on northbound and southbound I-95 in Baltimore City.

 

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.

 

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