FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 15, 2013

Contact: John Sales, 410-537-1017

KEY BRIDGE SERVICE ROAD CLOSED FOR TWO WEEKS

WHAT: Weather permitting, the Service Road just past the Francis Scott Key Bridge toll plaza (I-695) that allows vehicles to access Broening Highway from the Inner Loop, and to access the Outer Loop from Broening Highway, will be closed for two weeks.

The detour route will direct Inner Loop traffic across the Key Bridge, to Quarantine Road (Exit 1), to Outer Loop, to Broening Highway (Exit 44).  A free "turnaround pass" will be provided to motorists using this detour.

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29.

WHY: Crews will be making improvements to the Service Road as part of the MD Transportation Authority's (MDTA) $1.6 million preservation project.

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.

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