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Date: Jul 2013

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of July 14 – 20, 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 Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 7 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 westbound span may be closed Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work. 

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Tuesday 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.

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for the summer months:

·         Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore.  The best times to travel the Bay Bridge on weekends include:

  •          Friday – before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  •          Saturday – before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  •          Sunday – before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

Reminder:  The cash toll rate for two-axle vehicles is $6.  For toll rates, visit mdta.maryland.gov and click on Toll Rate Calculator.  Pay attention to new lane markings and rumble strips on the Bay Bridge westbound span.  Lane changes between the westbound left and center lanes are prohibited for the entire span, whether or not two-way operations are in effect.

FOR 24/7 BAY BRIDGE TRAFFIC INFORMATION

CALL 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com

 

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.           

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

(I-695) CURTIS CREEK DRAWBRIDGE OPENINGS SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JULY 15 - 19 

The (I-695) Curtis Creek Drawbridge will open for U.S. Coast Guard water traffic on July 17, 2013.  Drawbridge will remain open until water traffic passes beneath.

DRAWBRIDGE SCHEDULE:

  1. Wednesday, July 17 - 12:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Schedule is subject to change

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 11, 2013

Contact:          John Sales

410-537-1017                     

 

 

SINGLE-LANE CLOSURES ON I-695

UNDER QUARANTINE ROAD STARTING TOMORROW NIGHT

WHAT:            Weather permitting, one lane on the INNER LOOP or OUTER LOOP of I-695 under Quarantine Road will be temporarily closed for cleaning and painting on the Quarantine Road bridge.

WHEN:           Friday, July 12, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, the INNER LOOP right lane will be temporarily closed to traffic.

                        Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, the left lane of the INNER LOOP or OUTER LOOP may be closed to traffic.

                        Friday, July 19, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22, the OUTER LOOP right lane will be temporarily closed to traffic.                                 

WHY:             Crews will be cleaning and painting the Quarantine Road bridge over I-695 as part of the MD Transportation Authority's (MDTA) $3.3 million preservation project to resurface and repair the bridge.

 

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

July 10, 2013

Contact:          John Sales

410-537-1017

 

 

                        CLEANING & PAINTING WORK BEGINS ON I-95 BRIDGE OVER MD 824

                      

WHAT:            Weather permitting, MD 824 (Blythedale Road) under I-95 in Cecil County, MD will be continuously closed (24/7) to traffic for cleaning and painting of the I-95 bridge over MD 824.

                       The detour route will direct motorists to MD 222 (Perryville Road).

WHEN:           On or about Monday, July 15, to Wednesday, August 21.                    

WHY:             The work is part of the MD Transportation Authority's (MDTA) $6 million preservation project to clean and paint the structural steel on 11 overpass bridges along the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95) in Baltimore, Cecil and Harford counties.

 

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

July 9, 2013

Contact:          Tamory Winfield

 410-537-1017

 

CONCRETE POURS SCHEDULED FOR HATEM BRIDGE (US 40) UNDERWATER REPAIRS ON JULY 13 - 14

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.  Perryville Road), to U.S. 40, to Coudon Boulevard, to MD 7 (Philadelphia Road), to Roundhouse Drive.

WHEN:           Saturday, July 13, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14.  In the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed Saturday, July 20 through Sunday, July 21.

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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The Westbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evening of June 8, 9 and 10, 2013, for tunnel line stripping, electrical maintenance and general maintenance operations.  Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00 a.m. the following morning.

The Eastbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of June 11, 2013, for priority lighting repairs and general maintenance operations.   Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:30 a.m. the following mornings.

This is a tentative schedule that is subject to change at any time with little notice due to weather, traffic conditions, emergency incidents or priority closures.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of July 7 - 13, 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 Sunday from midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 7 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 westbound span may be closed Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work. 

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for the summer months:

·        Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore.  The best times to travel the Bay Bridge on weekends include:

  •         Thursday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  •         Friday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  •         Saturday before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  •         Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m. 

Reminder:  The cash toll rate for two-axle vehicles is $6.  For toll rates, visit mdta.maryland.gov and click on Toll Rate Calculator.  Pay attention to new lane markings and rumble strips on the Bay Bridge westbound span.  Lane changes between the westbound left and center lanes are prohibited for the entire span, whether or not two-way operations are in effect.

FOR 24/7 BAY BRIDGE TRAFFIC INFORMATION

CALL 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.

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Motorists Advised to Travel Off-Peak, Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for Current Traffic Conditions

Due to returning beach traffic from the July 4th holiday weekend, motorists should expect higher traffic volumes on the Bay Bridge, particularly the westbound span, on Sunday, July 7.

Weather permitting, the MDTA will implement two-way traffic operations to help alleviate delays and encourages motorists to share the road and to travel off-peak.  The best times to travel on Sunday are before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

For Statewide traffic conditions, visit md511.org.

For the most up-to-date information follow us on Twitter at TheMDTA or on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience. 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

(I-695) CURTIS CREEK DRAWBRIDGE OPENINGS SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JULY 7-13 

The (I-695) Curtis Creek Drawbridge will open for U.S. Coast Guard water traffic on July 9, 2013.  Drawbridge will remain open until water traffic passes beneath.

DRAWBRIDGE SCHEDULE:

  1. Tuesday, July 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Schedule is subject to change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 2, 2013

 

Contact:          John Sales

                        410-537-1017

 

**UPDATED SCHEDULE**

THREE MONTH CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM

POTEE STREET/PATAPSCO AVENUE TO NORTHBOUND I-895

 

WHAT:           The entrance ramp from Potee Street/Patapsco Avenue to northbound I-895 in Baltimore City will remain continuously closed (24/7) for approximately 45 additional days.  Previously the closure was anticipated to reopen on July 7. 

The detour route will continue to direct motorists to I-895 via Frankfurst Avenue.

WHEN:           It is anticipated to be reopened as early as August 15, weather permitting.  The continuous three-month closure of the ramp from southbound I-895 to Potee Street (Exit 7) is expected to begin on or about August 19.

WHY:              Repairs to the I-895 Potee Street and Patapsco Avenue entrance and exit ramps are part of the MD Transportation Authority's (MDTA) project to replace the decks of the I-895 bridges over Patapsco Avenue, Potee Street and Hanover Street.

 

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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