FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 15, 2014

Contact:          Rebecca Freeberger
                        410-537-1017 

NEW SPLIT TRAFFIC PATTERN THROUGH WORK ZONE
ON SOUTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY  

WHAT: Four traffic lanes will split around the work zone on southbound I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and the I-395 on-ramp: one lane to the left and three lanes to the right.

                    Work_Zone_Lane_Diagram

MOTORISTS SHOULD KEEP RIGHT IN THE TOLL PLAZA AND TUNNEL TO ACCESS BALTIMORE EXITS.   Motorists should use the right lane in the tunnel to access Key Highway (Exit 55) and must use the three right lanes in the tunnel to access I-395 (Exit 53) and MD 295 (Exit 52).  Motorists in the left lane can NOT access Baltimore Exits 52-55. Lane changes are not permitted in the tunnel.

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 new southbound I-95 split pattern will take effect on Tuesday, Sept. 16 (starting after 9 p.m.), continuously through mid-October.  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 northbound I-95 split around the work zone between the Caton Avenue on-ramp and north of Exit 52: three lanes to the left and one lane to the right.   Motorists in the three left lanes can NOT use Exit 52 (Russell Street), but can access Exits 53 (Northbound I-395) and 55 (Key Highway).  KEEP RIGHT TO ACCESS RUSSELL STREET EXIT.  The right lane still has access to Exits 53 and 55.  Northbound I-95 Exit 54 (Hanover Street) and the on-ramp from Russell Street to northbound I-95 are closed continuously with detours in place.  This condition will remain until later this month.

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The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.