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Date: Sep 2013

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Sept. 8 - 14, 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 may be closed Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 10 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 and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work. 

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Tuesday from 11:30 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.

Monday through Thursday, one lane will be closed on the eastbound or westbound span for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up. 

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
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

September 6, 2013

Facility: (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

(I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Closures for the Week of September 9, 2013

The Eastbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evening of September 9 and 10, 2013, for maintenance operations.  Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:30 a.m. the following morning.

The Westbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evening of September 11 and 12, 2013, for maintenance operations.  Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:30 a.m. the following morning.

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.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 5, 2013

Contact:          Tamory Winfield

 410-537-1017

 

CONCRETE POURS SCHEDULED FOR HATEM BRIDGE (US 40) UNDERWATER REPAIRS ON SEPT. 7

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.  The truck route is as follows:   I-95 to MD 222 (Perryville Road), to U.S. 40, to Coudon Boulevard, to MD 7 (Philadelphia Road), to Roundhouse Drive.

WHEN:           Saturday, Sept. 7, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed Saturday, Sept. 14.

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 4, 2013

Facility: (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

(I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Closures for the Week of September 4, 2013

The Westbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evening of September 4 and 5, 2013, for tunnel washing operations.  Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00 a.m. the following morning.

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.

                   HEAVY TRAFFIC ANTICIPATED AROUND DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE

                                                       THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Motorists urged to use alternate routes to get in or around Downtown

 

The MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) would like to advise motorists of anticipated heavy traffic due to events taking place in the Downtown/Inner Harbor areas of Baltimore City on Thursday, September 5.

The NFL Kickoff event is set to open gates at 6:00 p.m. adjacent to the Maryland Science Center while the Orioles game at Camden Yards is set to start at 7:05 p.m.  Event-goers are encouraged to use Russell Street (Exit 52) or I-395 (Exit 53) if traveling northbound I-95 and I-395 (Exit 53) if traveling southbound I-95 to Downtown parking facilities. 

Motorists headed into Downtown should also consider alternate routes, such as I-83, US 40, ODonnell/Boston Street (Exit 57), Eastern Avenue (Exit 59) or Caton Avenue (Exit 50) to Washington Boulevard.

Motorists are urged to take the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) or the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895) if their destinations are north or south of Baltimore. 

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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(I-695) CURTIS CREEK DRAWBRIDGE OPENINGS SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 1, 2013

The (I-695) Curtis Creek Drawbridge will open for U.S. Coast Guard water traffic on Sept. 3, 2013.  Drawbridge will remain open until water traffic passes beneath.

DRAWBRIDGE SCHEDULE:

  1. Tuesday, Sept. 3 - 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Schedule is subject to change

 

For Immediate Release

Facility: (I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel

(I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel Closures for the Week of September 2, 2013

The following closures are tentatively scheduled at the Fort McHenry Tunnel the week of September 2, 2013 through September 8, 2013:

  • Monday 9/2 - No closures
  • Tuesday 9/3 - No closures
  • Wednesday 9/4 - Bore 4    for maintenance operations                                  
  • Thursday 9/5 - Bore 4 for maintenance operations
  •  Friday 9/6 - Bore 4 for maintenance operations
  •  Saturday 0/7 - Bore 4  for maintenance operations

This is a tentative schedule subject to change due to weather, heavy traffic, incidents or priority closures.