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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: Mar 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 17, 2016

 

WEEKEND CLOSURE 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, March 18, at 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, March 21.

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 15, 2016

 

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY I-95

RAMP CLOSURES IN BALTIMORE CITY THIS WEEKEND

 

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

The ramp from northbound I-95 to Hanover Street (Exit 54) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to Key Highway (Exit 55), to eastbound McComas Street, to a u-turn onto westbound McComas Street, to Hanover Street.

The ramp from northbound I-95 to Boston Street (Exit 57) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to Eastern Avenue (Exit 59), to Kane Street, to southbound I-95, to O'Donnell Street (Exit 57), to Boston Street.

The ramp from Interstate Avenue to southbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic.  The northbound detour route will direct motorists to northbound I-95, to westbound Eastern Avenue (Exit 59), to southbound I-95. The southbound detour route will direct motorists to Clinton Street, to Keith Avenue, to southbound I-95.

WHEN: Weather permitting, the ramp from I-395 to northbound I-95 will be closed Saturday, March 19, from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound I-95 to Hanover Street (Exit 54) will be closed Saturday, March 19, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound I-95 to Boston Street (Exit 57) will be closed Saturday, March 19, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weather permitting, the ramp from Interstate Avenue to southbound I-95 will be closed Sunday, March 20, 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 March 13 - 19, 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 westbound span may be closed Monday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work. 

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Tuesday 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 March 14, 2016

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of March 14 - 15, 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 evenings of March 16 - 17, 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

March 10, 2016

 

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

 

WHAT:          The ramp from northbound MD 295 (Russell Street) to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic.  The detour route will direct motorists to southbound I-395, to northbound I-95.                  

The ramp from northbound I-395 to Lee Street will be closed temporarily to traffic.  The detour route will direct motorists to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, to Pratt Street, to Howard Street.

WHEN:          Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound MD 295 (Russell Street) to northbound I-95 will be closed Saturday, March 12, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound I-395 to Lee Street will be closed Sunday, March 13, from 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 7, 2016

 

WORK TO RESULT IN OVERNIGHT CLOSURE OF

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

 

WHAT: The 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, Tuesday, March 8, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

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.

 

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 March 6 - 12, 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 March 7, 2016

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of March 7 - 8, 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 March 9 - 10, 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

March 3, 2016

 

ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY RAMP CLOSURES IN BALTIMORE CITY THIS SATURDAY

 

WHAT:          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-695 (Exit  49A), to southbound MD 295 (Exit 7A).

The ramp from Hanover Street to southbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to eastbound McComas Street, to a u-turn onto westbound McComas Street, to southbound I-95.    

The ramp from Keith Avenue to southbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic.  The detour route will direct motorists to northbound I-95, to Boston Street, to southbound I-95.

WHEN:          Weather permitting, the ramp from Hanover Street to southbound I-95 will be closed Saturday, March 5, from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to MD 295 (Exit 52) will be closed Saturday, March 5, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weather permitting, the ramp from Keith Avenue to southbound I-95 will be closed Saturday, March 5, from 7 a.m. to 3 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2, 2016

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM NORTHBOUND MD 295 TO NORTHBOUND I-895 THURSDAY, MARCH 10

 

WHAT: The ramp from northbound MD 295 to northbound I-895 will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to northbound I-95.

WHEN: Weather permitting, Thursday, March 10, from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Crews will be performing guardrail 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 motorists for their patience.

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