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Date: Oct 2015

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Oct. 11 - 17, 2015

 

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 westbound span may be closed Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Tuesday and Wednesday 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.

The eastbound span may be closed Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morningfor preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span during the full eastbound span closure.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for preservation/maintenance work.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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 5, 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 lanes 6 or 9.

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

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

Oct. 8, 2015

 

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY I-95 RAMP CLOSURES IN BALTIMORE CITY THIS WEEKEND

 

WHAT: The ramp from northbound MD 295 (Russell Street) to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to southbound I-395, to northbound I-95.

The ramp from southbound Russell Street to southbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to southbound MD 295, to northbound I-695, to southbound I-95.

WHEN: Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound MD 295 (Russell Street) to northbound I-95 will be closed Saturday, Oct. 10, from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weather permitting, the ramp from Russell Street to southbound I-95 will be closed Sunday, Oct. 11, from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WHY: Inspectors will be conducting routine annual facility inspections.

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov. For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 6, 2015

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF WESTBOUND MCCOMAS STREET AT SOUTHBOUND I-95 RAMP IN BALTIMORE

 

 

WHAT: Westbound McComas Street at the southbound I-95 entrance ramp will be closed temporarily to traffic. No access to Hanover Street.

The detour route to Hanover Street will direct motorists  to southbound I-95, to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95, to Hanover Street (Exit 54).  A secondary detour route may be available dependent on work conditions that will direct motorists to a u-turn onto westbound McComas Street, to Cromwell Street, to Hanover Street..

WHEN: Weather permitting, closures will occur Mondays through Saturdays between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning, starting Tuesday, Oct. 6, through Tuesday, Oct. 27.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The closures are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority's (MDTA) two-year, $64 million project to remove and replace the existing concrete deck (riding) surface and roadway joints on mainline I-95 and ramps in Baltimore City. Work is occurring on I-95 above this portion of McComas Street.

For additional project information, visit i95bmore.com. For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA or use #i95bmore. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA. The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 6, 2015 BB

 

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND I-95 TO MD 295 IN BALTIMORE CITY THIS WEEK

 

WHAT:  The ramp from southbound I-95 to MD 295 (Exit 52) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to I-695 (Exit 49A), to southbound MD 295 (Exit 7A) .

WHEN:  Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Exit 52 will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 7, through Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The ramp closures are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority's (MDTA) two-year, $64 million project to remove and replace the existing concrete deck (riding) surface and roadway joints on mainline I-95 and ramps in Baltimore City.

 

For additional project information, visit i95bmore.com. For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA or use #i95bmore. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA. The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 6, 2015

 

NICE BRIDGE PRESERVATION PROJECT CONTINUES

(Off-peak temporary lane closures and alternating traffic)

 

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 be completed later this year.

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 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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For Immediate Release

Facility: (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

During tunnel closures at the (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, drivers may experience 15-20 minute delays while two-way operations (during which one lane of southbound and northbound traffic is directed into the tunnel that remains open) are implemented. Closure times are dependent on traffic volumes.

(I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Lane Closures for the Week of Oct. 5, 2015

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of Oct. 5, 2015 for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on the following morning.

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of Oct. 6 - 8, 2015 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.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Oct. 4 - 10, 2015

 

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 westbound span may be closed Sunday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday 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 eastbound span during the full westbound span closures.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.

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

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

Oct. 1, 2015

 

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM NORTHBOUND MD 295 TO NORTHBOUND I-95 THIS SATURDAY

Traffic will be detoured via I-395

 

WHAT: The ramp from northbound MD 295 (Russell Street) to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to southbound I-395, to northbound I-95.

WHEN: Weather permitting, Saturday, Oct. 3, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHY: Inspectors will be conducting routine annual facility inspections.

 

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov. For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

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