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The MDTA Traffic Advisories blog posts information about scheduled construction and maintenance projects or other traffic information that might interfere with the normal flow of traffic. Use the Keywords list to locate traffic advisories by facility.
Date: 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 14, 2014

 

 

RAMP FROM I-395  TO LEE STREET TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RACE EVENT THIS SATURDAY

  

WHAT:            Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound I-395 to Lee Street will be closed temporarily to traffic.  Traffic will be detoured to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, to Pratt Street, to Greene Street, to Russell Street.                                           

WHEN:           Saturday, Nov. 15, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHY:              5K race event at Camden Yards.

 

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA  roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  Know Before You Go!  Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

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The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

 

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Facility: (I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel

(I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel Closures for the Week of November 10, 2014

The following closures are tentatively scheduled at the Fort McHenry Tunnel the week of November 10, 2014 through November 16, 2014:

  • Monday 11/10 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations
  • Tuesday 11/11 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations
  • Wednesday 11/12 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for mainenance operations
  • Thursday 11/13 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for mainenance operations
  •  Friday 11/14 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations
  •  Saturday 11/15 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations
  • Sunday 11/16 Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations

This is a tentative schedule subject to change due to weather, heavy traffic, incidents or priority closures.

For Immediate Release

Facility: (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

(I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Lane Closures for the Week of November 12, 2014

The Eastbound Tunnel  is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evening of November 12 and November 13, 2014 for maintenance operations.  Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on the following morning.

This is a tentative schedule that is subject to change at any time due to weather, traffic conditions, emergency incidents, or priority closures.

WIND RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT; CURRENTLY NO TWO-WAY OPERATIONS
 

Motorists Advised to Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for Current Traffic Conditions
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Currently, Wind Restrictions II (see below) are in effect.  As such, two-way operations may not be implemented this afternoon.  Delays are possible during this afternoon's rush-hour period.  Officials will continue to monitor weather conditions and will implement two-way operations if possible.

Wind warnings and restrictions are implemented as follows:

Wind Warning (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts of 30-39 mph) -- operators of house trailers, box trailers, motorcycles, vehicles with roof-mount racks containing cargo or any other vehicle that may be subject to high winds are advised to use caution while traveling across the bridge.

Wind Restriction I (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts of 40-49 mph) -- house trailers, empty box trailers or any vehicle that, in the opinion of law-enforcement personnel, may not safely cross the bridge will be prohibited from traveling the bridge.  Motorists who are denied passage will be assisted with safely turning around.

Wind Restriction II (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts exceeding 50 mph) -- only automobiles, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers, commercial buses and heavy-laden tractor/trailers are permitted to cross the bridge.  Tractor-box trailer combinations will not be permitted to cross any bridge if the gross weight is less than 64,000 pounds.

Traffic Holds/Bridge Closure (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts exceeding 55 mph) -- In the event of a sudden increase of sustained wind speeds or wind gusts that could jeopardize life or property, the MDTA may elect to discontinue the movement of traffic across the bridge.

For Statewide traffic conditions, visit www.md511.org.

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Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

  Scheduled for the Week of Nov. 9 – 15, 2014

 

 

All work will be performed weather permitting.  The MDTA urges motorists to drive with caution and obey all traffic-control devices and lane-control signals.  Lane closures are subject to change and closure times are dependent on traffic volumes. 

 

TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK

 

REMINDER: Headlights are required at all times on the bridge.

 

Weather permitting, the eastbound span will be closed temporarily to traffic Sunday from approximately 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the “Across the Bay 10K” running event.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.  Motorists should anticipate delays and are urged to travel prior to 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m.   For additional information on the event, visit bridgerace.com.

The westbound span may be closed Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.

When daytime two-way traffic is in effect on the westbound span, toll lanes 1 through 4, on the left side of the toll plaza, will be directed into contra-flow traffic on the westbound span.  Motorists wishing to use an E-ZPass® Only lane to access the eastbound span should use toll lane 6.

Monday through Friday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up. 

Note:  Concrete repair and replacement project underway at Bay Bridge toll plaza.  The three right toll lanes and associated toll booths remain continuously (24/7) closed.  Pay attention to overhead and portable electronic signs.

FOR 24/7 BAY BRIDGE TRAFFIC INFORMATION CALL 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com

Know Before You Go - For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA.  Find us at facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.  Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.                                                  

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 6, 2014

Contact:          Tamory Winfield

 410-537-1017 

 

WORK TO RESULT IN CLOSURES OF RAMP FROM

NORTHBOUND I-95 TO RUSSELL STREET

NEXT FOUR WEEKENDS

Traffic will be detoured to northbound I-395

  

WHAT:           Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound I-95 to Russell Street (Exit 52) will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to I-395 (Exit 53), to Lee Street, to Russell Street.

WHEN:           Closures will occur Fridays from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Mondays, starting Friday, Nov. 7, and continuing on weekends through Monday, Dec. 8.  All dates and times are approximate and dependent on weather or events.  No closures will occur Nov. 28 through Dec. 1, due to the holiday.

On Nov. 9, the ramp will reopen at 7 a.m. for Baltimore Ravens game.

Closures also are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 10, through Thursday, Nov. 13, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning.  Please note that additional temporary, overnight closures may occur Mondays through Thursdays between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning, as necessary

WHY:              Toll Dollars At Work:  The ramp closures 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.

 

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  Know Before You Go!  For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA.  Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information. 

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

 

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Process to Fully Open Both Roadways Starts Friday Evening; Motorists Are Urged to Pay Attention to New Traffic Patterns

(November 5, 2014)  – Beginning Friday evening, November 7, crews will begin opening the final section of the Intercounty Connector (ICC) / MD 200 to US 1 in Prince George’s County.  During this same time, crews also will begin opening the I-95 / Konterra Drive (formerly Contee Road) Interchange, located between the ICC and MD 198.  Both the ICC and the new interchange will open to traffic by morning rush hour on Monday, November 10, weather permitting.

The last segment of the ICC extends 1.5 miles from I-95 to US 1 in Laurel.  This project also includes a partial interchange at Konterra Drive and a signalized intersection at US 1 (click here for fact sheet) near the MARC commuter station on Muirkirk Road.  Commuters will have improved access to the Muirkirk MARC Station by traveling eastbound on the ICC/MD 200 to Konterra Drive (Exit 20), turn right, then left at the traffic signal on Muirkirk Road over US 1 to a left into the entrance for the MARC station.  The final ICC contract included improvements to I-95 to create new collector-distributor (CD) lanes for access to and from the new Konterra Drive, the ICC and MD 198 interchanges (click here for project map).  The consolidated exits improve safety by separating slower exiting and entering traffic from mainline travel lanes.

The portion of the ICC between I-270/I-370 and MD 97 opened February 2011 and the remainder to I-95 opened to traffic November 2011.  The State Highway Administration (SHA) designed and built the toll highway, which is operated and maintained by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA).  The ICC is an all-electronic, variably priced toll facility, where higher tolls are charged during peak-travel times (Monday through Friday, between 6 - 9 am and 4 - 7 pm) and reduced tolls are charged during off-peak and overnight hours.  ICC tolls are collected at highway speeds using E-ZPass® and Video Tolling to maintain relatively free-flowing traffic conditions.  The ICC per-mile toll rates will remain the same with the opening to US 1.

Simultaneous to the opening of the final segment of the ICC, SHA will open a new I-95 interchange at Konterra Drive.  Located along I-95 between the ICC and MD 198, the new interchange will serve Konterra Drive, which extends from Old Gunpowder Road to the west to Muirkirk Road to the east, providing better access to the Laurel Regional Hospital and a future 2,200-acre mixed-use development at Konterra.

Motorists should use caution when traveling through the area over the weekend as crews will open the connecting ramps, roads and CD lanes in phases.  Drivers are urged to follow signs, watch for construction crews and prepare for new traffic patterns.

SHA’s contractor for the final ICC project was a joint venture design-build team including Shirley Contracting Company, LLC, Clark Construction Group, LLC, Facchina Construction Company, Inc. and Trumbull Corporation.  The lead design firm was Dewberry & Davis, LLC.   The contractor for the I-95/ Konterra Drive interchange was American Infrastructure, Inc.

For more information about using the ICC and signing up for E-ZPass, visit class www.mdta.maryland.gov and for more information about the ICC project visit www.iccproject.com and for state highways, visit www.roads.maryland.gov.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 5, 2014

Contact:         Cheryl M. Sparks

410-537-1017

"ACROSS THE BAY 10K" TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BAY BRIDGE'S EASTBOUND SPAN

Motorists Should Anticipate Heavy Traffic & Delays on Nov. 9

 

WHAT:  Weather permitting, the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge (US 50/301) will be closed temporarily to traffic.

Two-way traffic operations will be in place on the westbound span. One lane of traffic will operate in each direction on the westbound span, with the center lane closed to traffic.  NOTE:  The center lane may open to traffic intermittently to help reduce westbound delays.

In addition, two detours will be in place on the Eastern Shore due to the race:

  • The off-ramp from US 50 eastbound to MD 8 will be closed during the event. A detour will be in place to direct motorists to the next exit at Thompson Creek Road. From there, motorists will travel westbound on MD 835 to the signal at MD 8.
  •  The on-ramp from southbound MD 8 to westbound US 50 also will be closed during the event. All traffic attempting to access westbound US 50 will be directed to MD 18, to the roundabout at Castle Marina Road and onto US 50 west.

WHEN:  Sunday, Nov. 9, from approximately 2 a.m. - 2 p.m.                         

WHY:  The "Across the Bay 10K" running event will be held on the eastbound span.  For additional information on the event, visit www.bridgerace.com.

Motorists using the Bay Bridge on Nov. 9 will experience significant delays throughout the day and early evening.  To avoid delays, motorists are urged to travel prior to 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  Know Before You Go!  For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA Call 511 or visit www.MD511.org for statewide travel information. 

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

Facility: (I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel

(I-95) Fort McHenry Tunnel Closures for the Week of November 3, 2014

The following closures are tentatively scheduled at the Fort McHenry Tunnel the week of November 3, 2014 through November 9, 2014:

  • Monday 11/03 - Bore 1 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations
  • Tuesday 11/04 - Bore 1 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations
  • Wednesday 11/05 - Bore 1 and Bore 3 closed for mainenance operations
  • Thursday 11/06 - Bore 1 and Bore 3 closed for mainenance operations
  •  Friday 11/07 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations
  •  Saturday 11/08 - Bore 2 and Bore 3 closed for maintenance operations
  • Sunday 11/09 No Closures Scheduled

This is a tentative schedule subject to change due to weather, heavy traffic, incidents or priority closures.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

 Scheduled for the Week of Nov. 2 - 8, 2014

 

All work will be performed weather permitting.  The MDTA urges motorists to drive with caution and obey all traffic-control devices and lane-control signals.  Lane closures are subject to change and closure times are dependent on traffic volumes. 

 

TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK

 

REMINDER: Headlights are required at all times on the bridge.

The eastbound span may be closed Sunday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span during the full eastbound span closures.

The westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  Two-way traffic will operate on the eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.

When daytime two-way traffic is in effect on the westbound span, toll lanes 1 through 4, on the left side of the toll plaza, will be directed into contra-flow traffic on the westbound span.  Motorists wishing to use an E-ZPass® Only lane to access the eastbound span should use toll lane 6.

Monday through Friday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up. 

Note:  Concrete repair and replacement project underway at Bay Bridge toll plaza.  The three right toll lanes and associated toll booths remain continuously (24/7) closed.  Pay attention to overhead and portable electronic signs. 

FOR 24/7 BAY BRIDGE TRAFFIC INFORMATION CALL 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) or visit baybridge.com

Know Before You Go - For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA.  Find us at facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.  Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.                                                  

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