Aug. 21, 2014


Contact:           Tamory Winfield





Traffic Pattern In Effect Through Baltimore Casino Opening,

Labor Day Weekend & Star Spangled Spectacular




WHAT:         Four traffic lanes will split around the work zone on northbound I-95 between the Caton Avenue on-ramp and the Fort McHenry Tunnel: three lanes to the left and one lane to the right. 

Motorists in the three left lanes will NOT be able to use Exit 52 (Russell Street).  Motorists in the left lanes will be able to access Exits 53 (Northbound I-395) and 55 (Key Highway).  KEEP RIGHT TO ACCESS RUSSELL STREET EXIT.

Motorists on northbound I-95 will NOT be able to access Exit 54 (Hanover Street).  The detour route will direct motorists to Exit 55 (Key Highway), to McComas Street, to Hanover Street.  The on-ramp from northbound MD 295/Russell Street to northbound I-95 will be continuously closed.  The detour route will direct motorists to Russell Street Service Drive, to southbound I-395, to northbound I-95.

Motorists should consider the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) or the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895) if their destinations are north or south of Baltimore.

WHEN:         The MD 295/Russell Street on-ramp closure will occur on Friday, August 22 (starting after 9 p.m.) continuously through mid-September.  The new northbound I-95 split pattern and Exit 54 (Hanover Street) closure will take effect on Sunday, August 24 (starting after 9 a.m.) continuously through mid-September.  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 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.


Currently on southbound I-95, construction is on the left shoulder between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Exit 52 (MD 295/Baltimore-Washington Parkway).  All four traffic lanes on southbound I-95 have shifted to the right.  This condition will remain until late September.

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The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.