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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: Oct 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 31, 2016

 

24/7 LEFT LANE CLOSURE ON NORTHBOUND I-895

NEAR BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON PARKWAY

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Use I-95 as Alternate Route

 

WHAT: The left lane on northbound I-895 across the Patapsco Flats bridge will be closed continuously (24/7) and the right lane will reopen. Only one lane will be open across the bridge. Motorists should use I-95/Fort McHenry Tunnel as an alternate route during peak travel times.

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Note: Only the right lane is open on southbound I-895 across the Patapsco Flats bridge. Southbound I-895 traffic approaching the work zone must use the left lane to remain on I-895 and must use the right lane for Exit 6 (I-97 and MD 2). Traffic will be directed into the right lane past Exit 6 across the Patapsco Flats bridge.

WHEN: Weather permitting, the 24/7 left lane closure on northbound I-895 will be in effect by Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, until the next project stage begins in winter 2017.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The closure is part of the Maryland Transportation Authority's (MDTA) three-year, $48.5 million project to replace the deck and superstructure for the bridge carrying I-895 over the Patapsco Flats.

 

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 Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 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.

Two lanes of the westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from   8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work or routine annual inspections.

One lane of the westbound 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.

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 November 1-3, 2016

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of Nov. 1 and 3, 2016, for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4:00am on the following morning.

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evening of Nov. 2, 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

Oct. 27, 2016

  

“ACROSS THE BAY 10K” TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BAY BRIDGE’S EASTBOUND SPAN

Motorists Should Anticipate Heavy Traffic & Delays on Nov. 6

1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726)

 

WHAT: Weather permitting, the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge (US 50/301) will be closed temporarily to traffic.

Two-way traffic operations will be in place on the westbound span. One lane of traffic will operate in each direction on the westbound span, with the center lane closed to traffic.  NOTE: The center lane may open to traffic intermittently to help reduce westbound delays.

In addition, the following closures and detours will be in place on the Eastern Shore during the event:

  • The off-ramp from eastbound US 50 to MD 8 will be closed.  A detour will be in place to direct motorists to the next exit at Thompson Creek Road.  From there, motorists will travel westbound on MD 835 to the signal at MD 8.
  • The on-ramp from MD 8 to westbound US 50 will be closed.  All traffic attempting to access westbound US 50 will be directed to MD 18, to the roundabout at Castle Marina Road and onto westbound US 50.
  • MD 18 between Main Street and Love Point Road will be closed.  All traffic will be detoured through Stevensville on Love Point Road and Main Street.
  • In addition, residents wishing to travel west on US 50 are advised to approach the highway from either Duke Street or Castle Marina Road.

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 6, from approximately 12:01 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHY: The “Across the Bay 10K” running event will be held on the eastbound span.  For additional information on the event, visit bridgerace.com

Motorists using the Bay Bridge on Nov. 6 will experience significant delays throughout the day. To avoid delays, motorists are urged to travel prior to 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

To view real-time traffic camera images at the Bay Bridge, visit baybridge.com.  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

Oct. 27, 2016

 

WORK TO RESULT IN WEEKEND RIGHT LANE CLOSURE OF OUTER LOOP I-695 IN SOUTHEAST BALTIMORE

 

WHAT:          The right lane on the Outer Loop of I-695 will be continuously closed from beyond the Francis Scott Key Bridge toll plaza to Exit 43 (MD 157/Peninsula Expressway).

WHEN:          Weather permitting, the right lane closure will occur this weekend from Friday, Oct. 28, at 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

WHY:              Toll Dollars at work.  Crews will be performing roadway patch repairs.

 

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 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 Oct. 23 - 29, 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 Monday through Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 8 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 Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for preservation/maintenance work.

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

Oct. 14, 2016

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF KEITH AVENUE RAMP TO SOUTHBOUND I-95

WHAT: The ramp from Keith Avenue to southbound I-95 will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists to northbound I-95, to Boston Street (Exit 57), to southbound I-95.

WHEN: Weather permitting the closures will occur Monday, Oct. 17, to Friday, Oct. 21, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Toll Dollars at work. Crews will close the ramp to pour a foundation as part of the Maryland Transportation Authority's (MDTA) $13.7 million project to remove and replace weathering steel high-mast light poles along I-95 in Baltimore.

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 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 Oct. 16 - 22, 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 Monday through Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Friday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 8 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 Oct. 18 - 20, 2016

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of Oct. 18 - 20, 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.

Oct. 7, 2016

 

MARYLAND FLEET WEEK & AIR SHOW TO BRING ADDED TRAFFIC TO

I-95/I-395 IN BALTIMORE

Motorists Urged To Plan Ahead & Allow Additional Travel Time

BALTIMORE, MD - As the City of Baltimore gears up for the Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) reminds motorists to anticipate delays, plan ahead and Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt.

The Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show will take place Monday, Oct. 10, through Monday, Oct. 17. Throughout the week, event-related traffic may result in delays at the Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) and along the I-95/I-395 corridor. The heaviest traffic volumes in the area are expected on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Motorists are urged to take the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) if their destinations are north or south of Baltimore. If heading into the city, consider alternate routes such as I-83 or US 40, and from I-95, O'Donnell/Boston Street (Exit 57), Eastern Avenue (Exit 59) or Caton Avenue (Exit 50) to Wilkens Avenue. Note: The Baltimore Running Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, and may affect travelers utilizing the Key Highway (Exit 55), O'Donnell/Boston Street and Eastern Avenue exits.

Per the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, no commercial vehicles will be permitted in the Downtown/Inner Harbor areas from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Vehicles cannot stop or park on I-95/I-395 shoulders.

The MDTA offers the following tips to plan ahead:

  • For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA.
  • To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.
  • For information on the Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show, visit mdfleetweek.com.
  • Consider public transportation - Light Rail, Metro Subway and Local Bus provide transit options. Visit mta.maryland.gov for more information.

Keeping traffic moving as safely and efficiently as possible is the MDTA's priority. The MDTA Police and Vehicle Recovery Units will have additional patrols on duty to respond quickly to incidents and disabled vehicles. The MDTA will lift non-emergency and construction-related lane closures on I-95 south of the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Thursday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 16.

For your SAFETY and the SAFETY of other motorists and emergency personnel:

  • Do not park along highway shoulders or stop on bridges to watch the events or ships.
  • Obey posted speed limits and overhead lane-control signals.
  • In the event of a property damage crash, Move It - move vehicles onto a shoulder to exchange information.
  • Move Over when approaching an emergency vehicle or tow truck using visual signals. If you are unable to move over, slow down.
  • Avoid changing lanes while traveling over bridges and through tunnels.
  • Always Wear Your Seat Belt: Seat belts are your best defense in a crash. Buckle up ... that includes your children and other passengers in front and rear seats.
  • Devote your full attention to driving - it is illegal to text and use hand-held cell phones while driving in Maryland.
  • Keep a safe following distance to avoid rear-end collisions.
  • Make sure your vehicle is "road ready."
  • If your vehicle becomes disabled, remain inside and call #77 for assistance.

The MDTA Police will remain vigilant and target aggressive and impaired drivers, seatbelt violators and criminal activity. Citizens may report suspicious or unusual activity by calling 1-800-429-TIPS (8477). The TIPS hotline is staffed 24/7 by members of the Maryland Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes the MDTA Police.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

 

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