FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 18, 2014
Contact: John Sales
CHANGES TO SPLIT TRAFFIC PATTERN THROUGH
WORK ZONE ON NORTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY
Right lane must exit at Russell Street or I-395
WHAT: Four traffic lanes will NOW split around the work zone on northbound I-95 between south of the Russell Street exit ramp and the I-395 exit ramp: three lanes to the left and one lane to the right.
Motorists in the three left lanes will NOT have access to Exit 52 (Russell Street). Motorists in the left lanes will be able to access Exits 53 (Northbound I-395) and 55 (Key Highway). Motorists in the right lane MUST exit at Exit 52 (Russell Street) or Exit 53 (Northbound I-395).
Northbound I-95 Exit 54 (Hanover Street) remains closed continuously – the detour route directs motorists to Exit 55 (Key Highway), to McComas Street, to Hanover Street. In addition, the on-ramp from MD 295/Russell Street to northbound I-95 remains closed continuously – the detour route directs 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 changes to the northbound I-95 split pattern will take effect on Sunday, September 21 (starting after 9 a.m.), continuously through mid-October. The MD 295/Russell Street on-ramp and Hanover Street exit will remain closed continuously until 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 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, four traffic lanes split around the work zone between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and the I-395 on-ramp: one lane to the left and three lanes to the right. This condition will remain until mid-October.
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The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.