FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 20, 2014

Contact:          John Sales

                        410-537-1017

 

**UPDATED SCHEDULE**

CONTINUOUS CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM

SOUTHBOUND I-895 TO POTEE STREET (EXIT 7)

  

WHAT:           The exit ramp from southbound I-895 to Potee Street (Exit 7) in Baltimore City will remain continuously closed (24/7) until the end of April.  Previously the closure was anticipated to reopen in early 2014. 

            The detour route will continue to direct motorists from southbound I-895, to northbound I-695 (Exit 3; Inner Loop), to Washington Boulevard (Exit 10), to Patapsco Avenue, to Potee Street.

WHEN:           The exit ramp from southbound I-895 to Potee Street (Exit 7)   closed on Sept. 28, 2013.  Weather permitting, the exit ramp is expected to reopen April 24, 2014.

WHY:              Repairs to the I-895 Potee Street and Patapsco Avenue entrance and exit ramps are part of the MD Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) $12.6 million facility preservation project to replace the decks of the I-895 bridges over Patapsco Avenue, Potee Street and Hanover Street.  Northbound and southbound I-895 lanes are reduced to 10.5 feet (left lane) and 11.5 feet (right lane) throughout project.

 

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. 

 

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