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.
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.
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The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.