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The MDTA Traffic Advisories blog posts information about scheduled construction and maintenance projects or other traffic information that might interfere with the normal flow of traffic. Use the Keywords list to locate traffic advisories by facility.
Date: Mar 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 29, 2012

Facility: (I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel

(I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel Closures for the Week of April 1, 2013

The following closures are tentatively scheduled at the Fort McHenry Tunnel the week of April 1, 2013 through April 7, 2013:

  • Monday 4/01 - Bore 1 & Bore 4 for scheduled maintenance operations
  • Tuesday 4/02 - Bore 1  & Bore 4 for scheduled maintenance operations
  • Wednesday 4/03 - Bore 1 & Bore 4 for scheduled maintenance operations 
  • Thursday 4/04 - Bore 1  & Bore 4 for scheduled maintenance operations
  • Friday 4/05 - Bore 4 for scheduled maintenance operations
  • Saturday 4/06 - Bore 4 for scheduled maintenance operations
  • Sunday 4/07 -  No closures scheduled

This is a tentative schedule subject to change due to weather, heavy traffic, incidents or priority closures.

March 29, 2013

Contact:          Kelly Melhem

                      410-537-1017

Facility: (US 50/301) Bay Bridge

BayBridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of March 31 - April 6, 2013

All work will be performed weather permitting.  The MDTA urges motorists to drive with caution and obey all traffic-control devices and lane-control signals.  Lane closures are subject to change and closure times are dependent on traffic volumes. 

 

TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK

The westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for preservation/maintenance work.

When daytime two-way traffic is in effect on the westbound span, toll lanes

1 through 5, on the left side of the toll plaza, will be directed into contra-flow traffic on the westbound span.  Motorists wishing to use an E-ZPass®Only lane to access the eastbound span should use toll lanes 6 or 9.

Have you considered carpooling?  Call 1-800-745-RIDE or visit mtamaryland.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  John Sales
               410-537-1017

Facility: (I-695) FSK, Curtis Creek Drawbridge

(I-695) CURTIS CREEK DRAWBRIDGE OPENINGS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 27

The (I-695) Curtis Creek Drawbridge will open for U.S. Coast Guard water traffic on March 27, 2013.  Drawbridge will remain open until water traffic passes beneath.

DRAWBRIDGE SCHEDULE:

  1. Wednesday, March 27 - 6:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

March 22, 2013

Contact:          John Sales

                      410-537-1017

Facility: (US 50/301) Bay Bridge

BayBridge (US 50/301) Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns Scheduled for the Week of March 24 - 30

All work will be performed weather permitting.  The MDTA urges motorists to drive with caution and obey all traffic-control devices and lane-control signals.  Lane closures are subject to change and closure times are dependent on traffic volumes. 

TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK

The westbound span may be closed Sunday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Monday through Thursday from

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.

When daytime two-way traffic is in effect on the westbound span, toll lanes 1 through 5, on the left side of the toll plaza, will be directed into contra-flow traffic on the westbound span.  Motorists wishing to use an E-ZPass®Only lane to access the eastbound span should use toll lanes 6 or 9.

Have you considered carpooling?  Call 1-800-745-RIDE or visit mtamaryland.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 21, 2013

Contact:         John Sales

                        410-537-1017

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM NORTHBOUND I-95 TO NORTHBOUND I-395 THIS WEEKEND

WHAT:  Weather-permitting, the ramp from northbound I-95 to northbound I-395 (Exit 53) will be closed.  The detour route will direct motorists to Key Highway (Exit 55), to eastbound McComas Street, to a u-turn onto westbound  McComas Street, to southbound I-95, to northbound I-395  (Exit 53).                      

WHEN:          Friday, March 22, from 9 p.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23.

WHY:             Crews will be performing routine bridge deck repairs

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 20, 2013

Contact:         John Sales

                        410-537-1017

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND I-895 TO LOMBARD STREET THIS SATURDAY

WHAT:  Weather permitting, Exit 12 from southbound I-895 to Lombard Street in Baltimore City will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to Exit 14 (Moravia Road), to southbound I-95, to westbound Eastern Avenue (Exit 59), to northbound Ponca Street, to Lombard Street.

WHEN:  Saturday, March 23, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed Sunday, March 24.

WHY:  Inspectors will be conducting routine annual facility inspections.

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. 

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES AND ALTERNATING TRAFFIC ON NICE BRIDGE

WHAT:           Weather permitting, one lane of the Harry W. Nice Memorial

                        Bridge (US 301) will be temporarily closed to traffic.  Traffic  

                        will alternate in the open lane during these closures.

WHEN:           From approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through

                        Thursday,  continuing for approximately four to six weeks.       

WHY:              Crews will be conducting annual bridge inspections. 

Drivers may observe equipment like Snooper trucks on the bridge as well as inspectors climbing and moving over the structure.

Trucks greater than 11-feet wide will not be permitted to cross the bridge during these times.  Every effort will be made to cross all vehicles exceeding 11-feet wide from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and from 3 to 3:15 p.m.

Drivers of vehicles exceeding the width restriction must call 301-259-4444 to obtain approval and schedule an escort appointment time.  Calls must be made 24 hours prior to arrival at the bridge and will only be accepted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

When traveling through work zones:

·         Slow Down Obey posted speed limits.

·         Be Courteous Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.

·         Pay Attention to Work Zone Signs, Equipment and Flaggers They help drivers move safely.

·         Avoid Distracted Driving Devote your full attention to the road.

Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!

Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA.



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  John Sales
               410-537-1021

Facility: (I-695) FSK, Curtis Creek Drawbridge

(I-695) CURTIS CREEK DRAWBRIDGE OPENINGS SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 20 THROUGH 22, 2013

The (I-695) Curtis Creek Drawbridge will open for U.S. Coast Guard water traffic on March 20 and 22, 2013. Drawbridge will remain open until water traffic passes beneath.

DRAWBRIDGE SCHEDULE:

  1. Wednesday, March 20 - 9:00 a.m.
  2. Thursday, March 21 - 9:00 a.m.
  3. Friday, March 22 - 6:30 a.m and again at 9:30 a.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 19, 2013

Contact:         John Sales

                        410-537-1017

CONCRETE POURS SCHEDULED FOR HATEM BRIDGE (US 40) UNDERWATER REPAIRS ON MARCH 21
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 Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) in Harford and Cecil counties. 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: Westbound US 40, to Otsego Street, to Water Street.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 21, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed Friday, March 22.   This is the first scheduled concrete pour with three additional pours to follow over the next two months.

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

The nearly $48 million project is anticipated to be complete by fall 2014.  A similar project to perform underwater foundation and substructure repairs to the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge on the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (Interstate 95) began in October 2011.

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2013

Facility: (I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel

(I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel Closures for the Week of March 23, 2013

The following closures are tentatively scheduled at the Fort McHenry Tunnel the week of February 25, 2013 through March 18, 2013:

  • Monday 3/18 - Bore 4 for scheduled maintenance operations
  • Tuesday 3/19 - Bore 2 & Bore 4 for scheduled maintenance operations
  • Wednesday 3/20 - Bore 1 & Bore 4 for scheduled maintenance operations 
  • Thursday 3/21 - Bore 1 & Bore 4 for scheduled maintenance operations
  • Friday 3/22 - Bore 4 for scheduled maintenance operations
  • Saturday 3/23 - Bore 4 for scheduled maintenance operations
  • Sunday 3/24 -  No Closures

This is a tentative schedule subject to change due to weather, heavy traffic, incidents or