FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2013
Contact: John Sales
**REVISED** THREE MONTH CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM POTEE STREET/PATAPSCO AVENUE TO NORTHBOUND I-895
WHAT: Weather-permitting, the entrance ramp from Potee Street/Patapsco Avenue to northbound I-895 in Baltimore City will be continuously closed (24/7) for approximately three months.
The detour route will direct motorists to I-895 via Frankfurst Avenue.
WHEN: On or about Friday, April 5, to Sunday, July 7. Crews will begin closing the ramp on Friday, April 5, at 10 p.m.
WHY: Repairs to the I-895 Potee Street and Patapsco Avenue entrance and exit ramps are part of the MD Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) project to replace the decks of the I-895 bridges over Patapsco Avenue, Potee Street and Hanover Street.
The $12.6 million facility preservation project began in fall 2012 and is scheduled to be complete by summer 2014. Northbound and southbound I-895 lanes are reduced to 10.5 feet (left lane) and 11.5 feet (right lane). A continuous three-month closure of the ramp from southbound I-895 to Potee Street (Exit 7) is expected to begin on or about July 7.
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The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.