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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: Apr 4, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4, 2014

Contact:          John Sales, 410-537-1017  

SPEED LIMIT REDUCED TO 50 MPH THROUGH WORK ZONE ON NORTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY

Drivers Will See 50 mph Signs By TOMORROW Morning;

REMINDER: National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week is April 7-11

 

WHAT: Weather permitting, the speed limit will be changed from 55 mph to 50 mph on Northbound I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Caton Avenue (Exit 50).  

 

 

WHEN: Tonight, Friday, April 4, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. tomorrow morning.  Drivers should notice signs indicating the 50 mph speed limit by tomorrow morning and during their Monday morning commute.

 

WHY: The speed limit decrease is part of the Maryland Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) two-year, $66 million project to remove and replace the existing concrete deck (riding) surface and roadway joints on mainline I-95 and the ramps serving I-95.

 

REMINDER: National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week is April 7-11 (next week).  Please slow down, minimize distractions and stay alert when driving through all work zones in Maryland, including the one on I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Caton Avenue.

 

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 Lane Closures for the Week of April 10, 2014

The Southbound Fast Lane is scheduled to be closed at 9:00 p.m. is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evening of April 10th from Mile Marker 11.0 to Mile Marker 8.6 for maintenance operations.  Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 12:00 midnight.

The Northbound Fast Lane is scheduled to be closed at 9:00 p.m. on the evening of April 10th from Mile Marker 7.9 to Mile Marker 8.9 for maintenance operations.  Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 12:00 midnight.

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 April 7, 2014

The following closures are tentatively scheduled at the Fort McHenry Tunnel the week of April 7, 2014 through April 13, 2014:

  • Monday 4/7 - Bore 1 closed for maintenance operations, Bore 4 closed for tunnel washing
  • Tuesday 4/8 - Bore 2 closed for maintenance operations, Bore 4 closed for tunnel washing
  • Wednesday 4/9 - No Closures Scheduled
  • Thursday 4/10 - No Closures Scheduled
  •  Friday 4/11 - No Closures Scheduled
  •  Saturday 4/12 - No Closures Scheduled
  • Sunday 4/13 - No Closures Scheduled

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4, 2014

Contact:          John Sales

410-537-1017

 

  

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES OF I-95 IN CECIL COUNTY NEXT WEEK

  

WHAT:           Weather permitting, two lanes of I-95 between MD 222 (Exit 93) and MD 272 (Exit 100) in Cecil County will be temporarily closed for overnight work.  Motorists should consider using US 40 as an alternate route.  

WHEN:           Monday, April 7 through Thursday, April 10, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, the two lanes of northbound and southbound I-95 will be closed.  Traffic will continue in the remaining open lane in each direction.  After 10 p.m., periodic 15-20 minute traffic drags, during which police will bring vehicles to a  reduced  pace prior to the work zone, are scheduled.

WHY:              Work related to York Building Products 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.

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 April 6 - 12, 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 11 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 Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 10 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 or routine annual inspections.  Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Monday through Thursday from    9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon 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 Friday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up. 

MANDATORY HEADLIGHT USE AREA signs are being installed this week along both the westbound and eastbound bridges.  Once installation is complete, using headlights will be required at all times on the bridge

 

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 attwitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.  

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