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Date: Jul 24, 2014




(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 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

Remember to follow the MDTA at and for the latest updates.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience. 


July 24, 2014

Contact:          John Sales, 410-537-1017




MAJOR DELAYS EXPECTED on Southbound I-395 Exiting Baltimore City;

Use Alternate Routes to Reach I-95 or Consider Public Transportation

WHAT: The right lane of the ramp from southbound I-395 to southbound I-95 exiting Baltimore City will be closed continuously (24/7).  The left lane, which closed in mid-June, will now reopen before the right lane closes.

Plan ahead and expect major delays on southbound I-395 during peak periods especially during weekday evening rush hours.  Consider using public transportation or use the following alternate routes when exiting downtown:

  • Light Street to Key Highway, to McComas Street, to northbound and southbound I-95;
  • Russell Street to southbound I-95;
  • Washington Boulevard to southbound I-95; and
  • Lombard Street to Monroe Street, to Wilkens Avenue, to Caton Avenue, to southbound I-95.

WHEN: The southbound I-395 right lane closure will occur from Saturday, July 26 (starting after 9 p.m.) continuously through mid-August. All dates and times are approximate and dependent on weather.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work 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.

Currently, traffic lanes on southbound I-95 split around the work zone between MD 295 and the I-395 on-ramp: all three lanes to the left.  This condition will remain until mid-August.  In addition, four traffic lanes on northbound I-95 split around the work zone between the Caton Avenue on-ramp and the Fort McHenry Tunnel: two lanes to the left and two lanes to the right.  Motorists in the two left lanes will NOT be able to use Exits 52 (Russell Street), 53 (Northbound I-395), 54 (Hanover Street) and 55 (Key Highway) and must enter the Fort McHenry Tunnel and pay the toll.  KEEP RIGHT TO ACCESS ALL BALTIMORE EXITS.  This condition will remain until late August.

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit  Know Before You Go!  Call 511 or visit for statewide travel information.  Follow the MDTA at and  The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.