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Date: Aug 21, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 21, 2015

 

WORK TO RESULT IN WEEKEND & OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES OF I-695 IN SOUTHEAST BALTIMORE

 

WHAT:    The right lane on the Inner Loop of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) will be continuously closed from the Francis Scott Key Bridge toll plaza to Exit 1 (Quarantine Road).  In addition, the right lane on the Outer Loop of I-695 will be continuously closed from the Curtis Creek Drawbridge to the Key Bridge.

WHEN:    Weather permitting, the right lane closures will occur this weekend from Friday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24.  Overnight lane closures will occur Monday, Aug. 24, to Thursday, Aug. 27, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY:       Toll Dollars At Work: The lane closures are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $5.5 million bridge deck overlay and repair project for the bridges carrying I-695 over Dock Road and CSX Railroad in Baltimore.  Lane closures are expected to end in fall 2015, and the project is anticipated to be complete in fall 2016.

 

For additional project information, 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/TheMDTAThe MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!

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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Aug. 23 - 29, 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 eastbound span may be closed Sunday from midnight 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 closure.

The westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday from 11 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.

Two lanes of the westbound span may be closed Saturday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work. Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.

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

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.

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

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for the summer months:

· Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore. The best times to travel the Bay Bridge on weekends include:

  • Friday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Saturday before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

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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