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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: Jan 2014

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014

 

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 eastbound span may be closed Sunday 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 westbound span during the full eastbound span closures.

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 9 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. and 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 Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 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 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

Jan. 30, 2014

Contact:          John Sales

410-537-1017

 

 

 

TOLL BOOTH REPLACEMENT PROJECT UNDERWAY

AT FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL (I-95)

  

WHAT:           Through April 1, at least one toll lane will be closed for construction during daytime hours.  The toll lanes on either side of the affected toll lane also may be closed each night.

                        All oversized (permit) vehicles should continue to use the far right toll lane at the toll plaza (Toll Lane 1 northbound, Toll Lane 24 southbound).  If the far right toll lane is closed, drivers must queue and wait for the toll lane to be opened.  Permit vehicle drivers must call 410-537-1230 at least one hour prior to arrival at the toll plaza and provide notice of intent to travel.

WHEN:          One toll lane in each direction may be continuously closed (24/7) until booth replacement is complete. One adjacent toll lane may be closed between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning.  The second adjacent toll lane may be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY:              Work is for the toll booth replacement project currently underway by Facchina Construction Company, Inc. at the tunnel toll plaza.  Replacing the nearly 30-year-old toll booths is one of many MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) system preservation projects.

Note: Motorists should pay attention to the highway message signs on the roadway approaching the toll plaza and listen to the Highway Advisory Radio (1610 AM) at the tunnel for information on which toll lanes are closed.

 

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-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

(I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Closures for the Week of January 27, 2013

The Westbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00 p.m. on the evening of January 27 & 28, 2014   for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:30 a.m. the following morning.

The Eastbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00 p.m. on the evenings of January 29 & 30, 2014 for 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.

For Immediate Release

Facility: (I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel

(I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel Closures for the Week of January 27, 2014

The following closures are tentatively scheduled at the Fort McHenry Tunnel the week of January 27, 2014 through February 2, 2014:

  • Monday 1/27 - Bore 2 closed for maintenance operations
  • Tuesday 1/28 - Bore 2 closed for maintenance operations
  • Wednesday 1/29 - Bore 2 closed for maintenance operations
  • Thursday 1/30 - Bore 2 and Bore 4 closed for maintenance operations
  •  Friday 1/31 - Bore 1 closed for maintenance operations
  •  Saturday 2/1 - Bore 2 closed for maintenance operations
  • Sunday 2/2 - No Closures Scheduled

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 Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2014

 

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 through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Friday from 9 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.

The eastbound span may be closed Saturday from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span during the full eastbound span closures.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 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 Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 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 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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INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE
Motorists Advised to Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for Current Traffic Conditions
Follow us on Twitter at TheMDTA

Currently, wind warnings are in effect at the Bay Bridge (see below for additional details).  Wind restrictions are likely as the storm continues to move into the area.  White-out conditions are expected at the bridge, which may cause periodic traffic holds.  Do not travel unless absolutely necessary, and stay off the road if at all possible.

IN ADDITION, the E-ZPass Maryland Customer Service Center, E-ZPass Stop-in Centers and State offices closed at 11 a.m.  Emergency-essential personnel remain at State offices.  The E-ZPass Interactive Voice Response system (1-888-321-6824) and website (ezpassmd.com) remain "open" for business.

As necessary, wind warnings and restrictions will be implemented as follows:

Wind Warning (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts of 30-39 mph) -- operators of house trailers, box trailers, motorcycles, vehicles with roof-mount racks containing cargo or any other vehicle that may be subject to high winds are advised to use caution while traveling across the bridge.

Wind Restriction I (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts of 40-49 mph) -- house trailers, empty box trailers or any vehicle that, in the opinion of law-enforcement personnel, may not safely cross the bridge will be prohibited from traveling the bridge.  Motorists who are denied passage will be assisted with safely turning around.

Wind Restriction II (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts exceeding 50 mph) -- only automobiles, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers, commercial buses and heavy-laden tractor/trailers are permitted to cross the bridge.  Tractor-box trailer combinations will not be permitted to cross any bridge if the gross weight is less than 64,000 pounds.

Traffic Holds/Bridge Closure (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts exceeding 55 mph) -- In the event of a sudden increase of sustained wind speeds or wind gusts that could jeopardize life or property, the MDTA may elect to discontinue the movement of traffic across the bridge.

For Statewide traffic conditions, visit md511.org.

For the most up-to-date information follow us on Twitter at TheMDTA.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Jan. 19 - 25, 2014

 

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 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 9 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., 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. 

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 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 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 17, 2014

Contact:          Tamory Winfield

 410-537-1017

 

 

 

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM RUSSELL STREET TO NORTHBOUND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD THIS SUNDAY

 

 

WHAT:           Weather permitting, the ramp from eastbound Russell Street to northbound Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to southbound I-395, to southbound I-95, to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95, to northbound I-395 (Exit 53), to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.                

WHEN:          Sunday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

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

Jan. 16, 2014

Contact:          Tamory Winfield

410-537-1017

 

 

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM I-395 TO LEE STREET THIS SUNDAY

 

WHAT:           Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound I-395 to Lee Street will be closed temporarily to traffic.  

The detour route will direct motorists to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, to Pratt Street, to Greene Street, to Russell Street.                   

WHEN:         Sunday, Jan. 19, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.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

Jan. 15, 2014

Contact:          Tamory Winfield

 410-537-1017

 

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND I-95 TO NORTHBOUND I-395 THIS SATURDAY

 

WHAT:         Weather-permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to northbound I-395 (Exit 53) will be closed.  The detour route will direct motorists to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95, to northbound I-395 (Exit 53).                     

WHEN:         Saturday, Jan. 18, 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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