FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2015
CHANGING TRAFFIC PATTERNS ON NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY
WHAT: Northbound I-95 traffic lanes will split with three lanes to the left and one lane to the right from Exit 50 (Caton Avenue) to Exit 52 (Russell Street). To use Exit 51 (Washington Boulevard), you MUST use the right lane prior to the split.
Northbound I-95 traffic lanes will shift with all four lanes to the left from Exit 55 (Key Highway) to the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
Southbound I-95 traffic lanes will split immediately after the Fort McHenry Tunnel with three lanes to the left and one lane to the right. Motorists MUST stay right at the toll plaza and use the right tube for Exit 55 (Key Highway) and Exit 53 (I-395). Exit 52 (MD 295) and thru traffic should stay left. Reminder: E-ZPass is accepted in all open toll lanes.
WHEN: Weather permitting, the northbound I-95 split from Exit 50 to Exit 52 will be in effect by Thursday, May 21, for approximately two to three weeks.
Weather permitting, the northbound I-95 shift from Exit 55 to the Fort McHenry Tunnel will be in effect by Saturday, May 16, for approximately three to four weeks.
Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 split will be in effect by Friday, May 22, for approximately three to four weeks.
WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The split traffic patterns and shifts are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority's (MDTA) two-year, $64 million project to remove and replace the existing concrete deck (riding) surface and roadway joints on mainline I-95 and ramps in Baltimore City.
REMINDER: Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) equipment is deployed on northbound I-95 between Exit 50 (Caton Avenue) and the Fort McHenry Tunnel. The work-zone speed limit is 50 mph on northbound and southbound I-95.
For additional project information, visit i95bmore.com. For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA or use #i95bmore. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA. The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!