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The MDTA Traffic Advisories blog posts information about scheduled construction and maintenance projects or other traffic information that might interfere with the normal flow of traffic. Use the Keywords list to locate traffic advisories by facility.
Date: Sep 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 11, 2015 BB

 

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

 

WHAT: 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).

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 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 50 will be closed Friday, Sept. 11, from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning.

Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Exit 52 will be closed Friday, Sept. 11, from midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Exit 53 will be closed Saturday, Sept. 12, from midnight to 8 a.m. the following morning and Monday, Sept. 14, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. In the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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

Sept. 8, 2015 BB

 

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 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 Tuesday, Sept. 8, and Wednesday, Sept. 9, 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 Thursday, Sept. 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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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Sept. 8 – 12, 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.

Two lanes of the westbound span may be closed and Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.

The westbound 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 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 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.

Tuesday 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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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. 8, 2015

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of Sept. 8, 9 and 10, 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. 3, 2015

Contact:          John Sales

                        410-537-1017

CHANGING TRAFFIC PATTERNS ON SOUTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE TOMORROW

#i95bmore

 

WHAT: Southbound I-95 traffic lanes will shift with all four lanes to the left of the work area between the Washington Boulevard on-ramp and Exit 50 (Caton Avenue).  The on-ramp from Washington Boulevard to southbound I-95 remains closed 24/7. Traffic from southbound Washington Boulevard detours to Caton Avenue, to southbound I-95. Traffic from northbound Washington Boulevard detours to Bush Street, to Russell Street, to southbound I-95. 

WHEN: Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 shift will be in effect by Friday, Sept. 4, for about two to three weeks.  The Washington Boulevard on-ramp will reopen after   this stage.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The traffic shift is 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:

•  The on-ramp from Hanover Street to southbound I-95 is closed 24/7 until late September.  Follow detours.

•  Use I-695 or I-895 if traveling thru Baltimore City.

•  Work-zone speed limits on southbound I-95 are reduced to 50 mph.

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/TheMDTAThe 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

Sept. 2, 2015

 

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

 

WHAT: 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 50 will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 2, and Thursday, Sept. 3, 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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