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Date: May 2, 2014

(I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Lane Closures for the Week of May 5, 2014

The Westbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of May 5th thru May 8st for tunnel washing operations.

Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on 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.


May 2, 2014


Contact:          John Sales, 410-537-1017



Drivers Will See 50 mph Signs Sunday Morning


WHAT: Weather permitting, the speed limit will be changed from 55 mph to 50 mph on southbound I-95 from I-395 (Exit 53) to just past the MD 295 entrance ramp in Baltimore City.


WHEN: Saturday, May 3, from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning. Drivers should notice signs indicating the 50 mph speed limit by Sunday morning and during their Monday morning commute.


WHY: The speed limit decrease is part of the Maryland Transportation Authority's (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 in Baltimore City.


REMINDER: The speed limit on northbound I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Caton Avenue (Exit 50) was reduced from 55 mph to 50 mph in April 2014.  Please slow down, minimize distractions and stay alert when driving through all work zones in Maryland, including the ones on northbound and southbound I-95 in Baltimore City.


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The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.



Bay Bridge (US 50/301) Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns Scheduled for the Week of May 4-10, 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.  



REMINDER:  MANDATORY HEADLIGHT USE AREA signs have been installed.  Headlights are required at all times on the bridge.


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 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 11 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. 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. 




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