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Date: Jan 2016

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, 2016

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 8 p.m. 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 Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 9 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 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon 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 Friday, 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 22, 2016

 

NO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC AT BAY BRIDGE

THIS AFTERNOON

AS CREWS PREPARE FOR SNOWSTORM

Expect Eastbound Delays If You MUST Travel

 

BALTIMORE, Md. - Making final preparations for the significant storm bearing down on Maryland, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is unable to implement two-way traffic operations today at the Bay Bridge (US 50/301).

"We had to remove all of our maintenance-of-traffic equipment used in two-way operations from the road in preparation for plowing and strong winds," said MDTA Executive Director Milt Chaffee. "We're ready, and we urge Marylanders to be prepared, to stay home and to be safe."

Every effort will be made to keep all toll bridges, tunnels and highways open as long as conditions are deemed safe to do so. This storm is not just a snow event, but a wind event for Maryland's large toll bridges. Bridge Wind Warnings and/or Wind Restrictions are likely throughout the storm.

In Baltimore, the MDTA expects to close the I-95 Express Toll Lanes at 6 p.m. tonight throughout the storm's duration so crews can focus on clearing the adjacent lanes of mainline I-95.

If you MUST travel, MDTA Police and Vehicle Recovery patrols are prepared to assist drivers of disabled vehicles. If your vehicle becomes disabled, remain inside and call #77 for assistance.

Follow @TheMDTA on Twitter for the latest conditions at Maryland toll facilities. Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for 24/7 updates on the Bay Bridge. To view real-time traffic cameras on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov or baybridge.com. Access statewide travel information at MD511.org or by calling 511.

Follow the Maryland Emergency Management Administration at twitter/MDMEMAor go to mema.maryland.gov for the latest storm track & preparedness information.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Jan. 24 - 30, 2016

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 through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 9 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 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon 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 Friday, 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

Jan. 19, 2016

INNER LOOP I-695 TEMPORARILY CLOSES AT CURTIS CREEK DRAWBRIDGE AFTER MORNING RUSH FOR EMERGENCY ROADWORK

Traffic detoured via Exit 1 to Pennington Avenue

WHAT: The Inner Loop of I-695 at the Curtis Creek Drawbridge in Baltimore will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to Exit 1 (Quarantine Road), to Pennington Avenue, to Ordnance Road, to northbound MD 10, to Inner Loop I-695.

Drivers are encouraged to use I-895 or I-95 as alternate routes.

WHEN: The Inner Loop will close TODAY, Jan. 19, after morning rush-hour traffic clears and is anticipated to reopen by 6 a.m. TOMORROW, Jan. 20, weather and worker progress permitting.

WHY: Workers will be making steel repairs to a bridge-deck joint.             

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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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Jan. 17 – 23, 2016

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 through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 9 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 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon 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 Friday, 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 Jan. 17, 2016

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evening of Jan. 17 - 18, 2016 for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on the following morning.

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of Jan. 19 - 21, 2016 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

Jan. 13, 2016

 

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY I-95 RAMP CLOSURES IN BALTIMORE CITY THIS WEEKEND

                   

WHAT:          The ramps from eastbound and westbound Caton Avenue to northbound I-95 in Baltimore City will be closed temporarily to traffic.                                                   

From eastbound Caton Avenue, the detour route will direct motorists to Washington Boulevard, to INNER LOOP I-695, to northbound I-95 (Exit 11A).

From westbound Caton Avenue, the detour route will direct motorists to Washington Boulevard, to INNER LOOP I-695, to northbound I-95 (Exit 11A).  A second detour uses southbound I-95, to INNER LOOP  I-695 (Exit 49B), to Wilkens Avenue (Exit 12C), to OUTER LOOP I-695 to northbound I-95 (Exit 11A).

The ramp from Moravia Road to southbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic.  The detour route will direct motorists to US 40, to Erdman Avenue, to Kane Street, to southbound I-95. 

WHEN:          Weather permitting, the ramps from eastbound and westbound Caton Avenue to northbound I-95 will be closed Saturday, Jan. 16, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weather permitting, the ramp from Moravia Road to southbound I-95 will be closed Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHY:             Inspectors will be conducting routine annual facility inspections.

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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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Jan. 10 - 16, 2016

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 through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 9 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 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Tuesday 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 Friday, 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 Jan. 10, 2016

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of Jan. 10-14, 2016 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

Jan. 7, 2016

 

WEEKEND CLOSURES OF I-395 TO HOWARD STREET ENTERING BALTIMORE CITY

No access to Howard & Conway Streets from I-395; all traffic directed to MLK Blvd.

 

WHAT: The portion of northbound I-395 (entering Baltimore City) to Howard Street will be closed temporarily. All traffic will be directed to the exit ramp for Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The detour will direct motorists to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, to Pratt Street, to Howard Street. Inner Harbor traffic use Pratt Street.

WHEN: Weather permitting, the northbound I-395 closure will be in effect Friday, Jan. 8, at 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, and Saturday, Jan. 16, at 5 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The closure 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. The current work on I-395 involves replacing the roadway joints.

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/TheMDTA.

The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!

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