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Date: Sep 2015

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 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 midnight to 5 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.

The eastbound span may be closed Saturday from 10 p.m. to 7 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.

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

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 Sept. 29, 2015

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of Sept. 29 - 30 and Oct. 1, 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 24, 2015

 


WORK TO RESULT IN OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF

RAMP FROM I-395 TO NORTHBOUND I-95 WEEK OF SEPT. 28


WHAT: The entrance ramp in Baltimore City from I-395 to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic during overnight hours. The detour route will direct motorists to southbound I-95, to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95.

WHEN: Weather permitting, the ramp from I-395 to northbound I-95 will close each night Monday, Sept. 28, through Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: The ramp from I-395 to northbound I-95 is closing for the Maryland Transportation Authority's (MDTA) $13.7 million project to clean and paint bridges along I-95 south of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.

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

Sept. 21, 2015

Contact:         John Sales

                        410-537-1017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF

RAMP FROM I-395 TO NORTHBOUND I-95 THIS WEEK

 

WHAT:  The entrance ramp in Baltimore City from I-395 to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic during overnight hours.  The detour route will direct motorists to southbound I-95, to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95.

WHEN:  Weather permitting, the ramp from I-395 to northbound I-95 will close each night Monday, Sept. 21, to Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY:  The ramp from I-395 to northbound I-95 is closing for the Maryland Transportation Authoritys (MDTA) $13.7 million project to clean and paint bridges along I-95 south of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.

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

Sept. 18, 2015 BB

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND I-95 TO NORTHBOUND I-395 IN BALTIMORE CITY

DURING SEPTEMBER

 

WHAT: The ramp from southbound I-95 to northbound I-395 (Exit 53) will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95, to northbound I-395 (Exit 53).

WHEN: Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Exit 53 will be closed Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning. The ramp will also be closed Tuesday, Sept. 22, and Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning. In the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed Monday, Sept. 28.

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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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Sept. 20 – 26, 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 midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday and Saturday 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.

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

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

Note:   Due to Sunfest in Ocean City, Md., motorists should expect higher than normal traffic volumes Thursday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 27.  The MDTA encourages motorists to travel off-peak.  The best times to travel this weekend are:

  • 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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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 Sept. 21, 2015

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of Sept. 21, 22 and 23, 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 17, 2015
 
 

FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL 5K RUN/WALK ON SEPT. 20 TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS MARYLAND

Minimal Delays Expected During Off-Peak Closures and 5K Event

 

WHAT: The northbound right tube (Bore 4) of the Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) will be closed temporarily for this weekend's Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk. Barriers will separate vehicular traffic from runners in the toll plaza area during the event.

 
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 19, at approximately 7 p.m., Bore 4 will close to vehicular traffic. All northbound traffic will be directed through the northbound left tube (Bore 3). Bore 4 is scheduled to reopen to traffic by 12 noon on Sunday, Sept. 20.
 
In addition, the ramp from northbound I-95 to Keith Avenue (Exit 56) will be closed during this timeframe. The detour route will direct motorists on northbound I-95 to Boston Street (Exit 57), to southbound I-95, to Keith Avenue.
 
Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt! Please drive with caution and obey posted-speed limits and traffic-control devices. For additional information on the Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K, please visit tunnelrun.org.
 
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

Sept. 14, 2015 BB

 

**UPDATED**

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

 

WHAT: The ramp from southbound I-95 to northbound I-395 (Exit 53) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95, to northbound I-395 (Exit 53).

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-395 (Exit 53), to Russell Street, to southbound MD 295. A secondary detour will be to I-695 (Exit 49A), to southbound MD 295 (Exit 7A) .

The ramp from southbound I-95 to Caton Avenue (Exit 50) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to I-695 (Exit 49A), to Hollins Ferry Road (Exit 9), to northbound I-695, to northbound I-95, to Caton Avenue (Exit 50).

WHEN: Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Exit 53 will be closed Monday, Sept. 14, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Exit 52 will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Exit 50 will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 16, and Thursday, Sept. 17, 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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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Sept. 13 – 19, 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 midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday and Saturday 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.

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

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Wednesday 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.

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.

· 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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