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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: 2013

**UPDATED WORK SCHEDULE**

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES AND ALTERNATING TRAFFIC ON NICE BRIDGE

 

(BALTIMORE, Md) -- The MD Transportation Authority's (MDTA) preservation project continues on the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301) across the Potomac River.  The ongoing project includes cleaning, painting and repair work that began spring 2013 and is expected to last two years.  

The Nice Bridge will continue to be reduced to one lane with flagging operations alternating northbound and southbound traffic during the following updated off-peak hours:

  • Daytime flagging operations Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Overnight flagging operations Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.  No work or flagging operations will occur on the same dates as Washington Redskins home games.                  

Drivers may observe equipment like Snooper trucks on the bridge as well as inspectors climbing and moving over the structure.

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.

Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov

Remember to follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA for the latest updates.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience. 

(I-695) CURTIS CREEK DRAWBRIDGE OPENINGS SCHEDULED FOR DEC. 10, 2013

 

The (I-695) Curtis Creek Drawbridge will open for U.S. Coast Guard water traffic on Dec. 10, 2013.  Drawbridge will remain open until water traffic passes beneath.

DRAWBRIDGE SCHEDULE:

  1. Tuesday, Dec. 109 a.m. and 11 a.m. 
Schedule is subject to change

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 4, 2013

Contact:          Tamory Winfield

 410-537-1017

 

  

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM NORTHBOUND I-95

TO MD 295 THIS SATURDAY

Traffic will be detoured to northbound I-395

 

WHAT:           Weather permitting, Exit 52 from northbound I-95 to northbound MD 295/Russell Street will be closed temporarily to traffic.                                

The detour route will direct motorists to Exit 53 (I-395), to Lee Street, to Russell Street.

WHEN:           Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHY:              Inspectors will be conducting routine annual facility inspections.   

 

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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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Dec. 1 - 7, 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 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  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 Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections. 

On Saturday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. the following morning, overhead lane signals will experience temporary outages due to electrical work.  Drivers should stay alert and obey all traffic-control devices.

Monday through Thursday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up. 

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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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Nov. 24 - 30, 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 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Monday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  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 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections. 

Monday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up. 

 

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

Nov. 21, 2013

Contact:          John Sales

410-537-1017

 

 

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM

RUSSELL STREET TO SOUTHBOUND I-95

 

 

WHAT:           Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound Russell Street to southbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to the first ramp toward  Westport, to Annapolis Road, to Monroe Street, to Washington Boulevard, to southbound I-95. 

WHEN:           Saturday, Nov. 23, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHY:              Inspectors will be conducting routine annual facility inspections. 

 

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

Nov. 19, 2013

Contact:          Tamory Winfield

 410-537-1017

 

 

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM KEITH AVENUE TO I-95 THIS SATURDAY

 

 

WHAT:           Weather permitting, the ramp from westbound Keith Avenue to I-95 may be closed temporarily to traffic.

                        The detour route will direct motorists to Clinton Street, to Boston Street, to Interstate Avenue, to I-95.

WHEN:           Saturday, Nov. 23, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                        In the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed Sunday, Nov. 24.

WHY:              Inspectors will be conducting routine annual facility inspections.   

 

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

Facility: (I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel

(I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel Closures for the Week of November 18, 2013

The following closures are tentatively scheduled at the Fort McHenry Tunnel the week of November 18 through November 23, 2013:

  • Monday 11/18 - Bore 2, Bore 4 for maintenance operations
  • Tuesday 11/19 - Bore 1, Bore 3 for maintenance operations
  • Wednesday 11/20 - Bore 4 for maintenance operations                                  
  • Thursday 11/21 - Bore 4 for maintenance operations
  •  Friday 11/22 - Bore 4 for maintenance operations
  •  Saturday 11/23 - Bore 4 for maintenance operations

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

 

Bay Bridge (US 50/301) Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns Scheduled for the Week of Nov. 17-23, 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 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  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 Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections. 

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  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 for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up. 

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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The westbound tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of November 18 and 19 for washing operations. Reopening is scheduled to take place at 4 a.m. the following mornings.

The eastbound tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of November 20 and 21 for drain cleaning, sweeping and line stripping operations. Reopening is scheduled to take place at 4 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.