FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2014
Contact: John Sales
SPLIT TRAFFIC BEGINS THROUGH WORK ZONE
ON SOUTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY
Major New Traffic Pattern By Saturday Morning
WHAT: Weather permitting, three traffic lanes will split around the work zone on southbound I-95 between MD 295 and the I-395 on-ramp: one lane to the left and two lanes to the right.
Monday through Friday, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., southbound I-95 traffic will be reduced to two lanes: one lane to the left and one to the right to allow two lanes on southbound I-395 exiting Baltimore City. Southbound I-395 will have one lane open at all other times.
WHEN: Friday, May 30 (starting after 9 p.m.) through Sunday, June 15. All dates and times are approximate and dependent on weather.
Please note that additional changes in traffic patterns will occur on northbound and southbound I-95 throughout the summer. Beginning June 15, the ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 will be reduced to one lane continuously (24/7) for approximately two months.
WHY: The new traffic patterns are 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 in Baltimore City.
REMINDER: The speed limit on northbound I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and north of Caton Avenue (Exit 50) and on southbound I-95 between I-395 (Exit 53) to just past the MD 295 entrance ramp was reduced from 55 mph to 50 mph. Allow for more travel time in your commute.
To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov. Know Before You Go! Call 511 or visit www.MD511.org for statewide travel information.
The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.