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Date: Jun 15, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

June 15, 2015                                                                                              CatonSign

 

MAJOR DELAYS EXPECTED AS I-95 WORK
ENTERS NEXT PHASE


24/7 Northbound Left-Lane Closure & Several Ramp Closures Begin in Late June

#i95bmore

 

WHAT: MAJOR DELAYS EXPECTED: The left lane on northbound I-95 between Exit 50 (Caton Avenue) and Exit 52 (Russell Street) will be continuously closed (24/7) for two months. The remaining three northbound I-95 traffic lanes will shift to the left in this area. To exit at Russell Street, motorists should follow signs to use Exit 50 (Caton Avenue), keep left on the ramp, continue to northbound I-95, and exit at Russell Street. In addition, Exit 51 (Washington Boulevard) will be closed 24/7 for about two weeks. The detour route will direct motorists to Russell Street (via Exit 50), to Annapolis Road, to South Monroe Street, to Washington Boulevard.

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Northbound I-95

Also on northbound I-95, the ramp to Exit 55 (Key Highway) will be closed 24/7 for about three weeks. The detour route will direct motorists to Exit 54 (Hanover Street), to West Dickman Street, to Cromwell Street, to East McComas Street, to Key Highway.

Southbound I-95 traffic lanes will shift with all four lanes to the left from the Fort McHenry Tunnel to Hanover Street. The ramp from Key Highway to southbound I-95 will be closed 24/7 for about one month. The detour route will direct motorists to East McComas Street, to Hanover Street, to southbound I-95.

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Southbound I-95

WHEN: Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 traffic shift and Key Highway on-ramp closure will be in effect by Friday, June 19, for approximately one month.

Weather permitting, the northbound I-95 left lane closure and the Russell Street access via Exit 50 will be in effect by Saturday, June 20, for approximately two months.

Weather permitting, the northbound I-95 traffic shift and the Exit 51 closure will be in effect by Saturday, June 20, for approximately two weeks.

Weather permitting, the northbound I-95 Exit 55 closure will be in effect by Sunday, June 21, for approximately three weeks.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The new traffic patterns and lane/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.

REMINDERS:

  • MAJOR DELAYS ARE EXPECTED.
  • Visit i95bmore.com for maps of alternate routes to Downtown Baltimore.
  • Motorists traveling thru Baltimore City should use I-695/Key Bridge or I-895/Harbor Tunnel.
  • Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) equipment is deployed on northbound I-95 between Exit 50 (Caton Avenue) and the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
  • The work-zone speed limit is 50 mph on northbound and southbound I-95.

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

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 June 15, 2015

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of June 15 and 16, 2015 for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on the following morning.

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of June 17 and 18, 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.