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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 20, 2013

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.

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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!

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