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MDTA Traffic Advisories

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: May 21, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, at approximately 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Eastern Avenue (Exit 59) will be partially closed for Baltimore City water main work on Eastern Avenue.  The ramp's two right lanes to westbound Eastern Avenue will be closed.  Baltimore City will have additional lane closures on westbound Eastern Avenue.

The detour route will direct motorists to eastbound Eastern Avenue, to North Point Boulevard, to westbound Eastern Avenue.

Ramp lanes reopening is subject to pending work progress.

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The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.



   Ramp closed 24/7 for three months      

The ramp from northbound I-97 to northbound I-895 will be continuously closed (24/7) for approximately three months.  The detour route will direct motorists to westbound I-695 (Inner Loop), to northbound MD 295, to northbound I-895.  The ramp from MD 2 (Ritchie Highway) to northbound I-895 will remain open during the three-month closure period.  Single-lane and shoulder closures may be in effect on I-895 during off-peak hours.

Although the I-895 ramp will be closed for three months, the total project is expected to last until early 2014.  The Marksmen Company of Baltimore will remove the existing concrete deck surface and replace it with a latex modified concrete overlay.  Work also includes drainage improvements and miscellaneous structural repairs.

Portable and overhead electronic message signs will display travel information.  For information on the MDTA's other facility preservation projects, or to view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit  For statewide travel conditions, visit or call 511.

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The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!




Bridge work and inspection operations will resume Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

The Nice Bridge is currently reduced to one lane with flagging operations alternating northbound and southbound traffic during the following overnight off-peak hours: Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning and Friday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.

Daytime flagging operations are during the following off-peak hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trucks greater than 10-feet wide will not be permitted to cross the bridge during flagging operations. Every effort will be made to cross all vehicles exceeding 10-feet from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Drivers of vehicles exceeding the width restriction must call 301-259-4444 to obtain approval and schedule an escort.  Calls must be made one hour 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.

Remember to follow the MDTA at and for the latest updates.

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit 

Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!