FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 6, 2013

Contact:          John Sales

                        410-537-1017

Facility: (I-95) JFK Highway

CONCRETE POURS SCHEDULED FOR TYDINGS BRIDGE (I-95) UNDERWATER REPAIRS ON FEB. 9 - 10

Work to result in construction-related noise and additional truck traffic

WHAT:           The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has scheduled concrete pours for foundation repair work on the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge on the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95). Nearby residents, motorists, business owners and their customers may experience higher than normal levels of construction-related noise and additional truck traffic during this time.  The truck route is as follows: I-95 to MD 222 (Perryville Road), to U.S. 40, to Coudon Boulevard, to MD 7 (Philadelphia Road), to Roundhouse Drive.

WHEN:           Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. In the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed Saturday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 17.

WHY:              Work is part of a preservation project to perform underwater foundation (concrete piers/bridge supports) repairs to the Tydings Bridge and is necessary to secure the structural integrity of the bridge piers. 

The nearly $43 million project is anticipated to be complete by late 2013.  A similar project to perform underwater foundation and substructure repairs to the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) in Harford and Cecil counties began in April 2012.

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The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.