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Date: Aug 4, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 4, 2015

 

CHANGING TRAFFIC PATTERNS ON SOUTHBOUND & NORTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE THIS WEEK

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WHAT: The left lane on northbound I-95 between Exit 50 (Caton Avenue) and Exit 52 (Russell Street) remains closed 24/7. The remaining three northbound I-95 traffic lanes will shift to the right in this area. REMINDER: To exit at Russell Street, motorists should follow signs to use Exit 50, continue on the ramp to northbound I-95, and exit at Russell Street.

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Northbound I-95

Southbound I-95 traffic lanes will shift with all three lanes to the left of the work area between Exit 53 (I-395) and the I-395 on-ramp. Motorists MUST use the right lane prior to the lane shift for Exit 53 (I-395) and Exit 52 (MD 295).

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Southbound I-95

 

WHEN: Weather permitting, the northbound I-95 shift from Exit 50 to Exit 52 will be in effect by Wednesday, Aug. 5, for approximately two weeks.

Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 shift from Exit 53 to the I-395 on-ramp will be in effect by Saturday, Aug. 8, for approximately three weeks.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The traffic shifts 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.

REMINDER: The on-ramp from Hanover Street to southbound I-95 is closed 24/7 until late September. The detour route directs motorists from Hanover Street to East McComas Street, to a u-turn onto West McComas Street, to southbound I-95. Work-zone speed limits on northbound and southbound I-95 are reduced to 50 mph. Work-zone safety speed cameras in use.

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!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 4, 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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