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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: Jan 27, 2017


Jan. 27, 2017



One Lane of Opposing Traffic on Northbound & Southbound I-895

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WHAT: Two-way traffic (one adjacent lane in each direction) will operate 24/7 on I-895 across the Patapsco Flats bridge. Crews will close the northbound bridge, and two-way traffic will operate on the southbound bridge. Only one lane will be open across the bridge in each direction, separated by barrier. Motorists should use I-95/Fort McHenry Tunnel as an alternate route during peak travel times.


Note: The traffic pattern will change on northbound I-895 before the work zone. The current left lane closure will change to a right lane closure approaching the work area.

Note: The traffic pattern remains the same on southbound I-895 before the work zone. 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).

WHEN: Weather permitting, the new traffic pattern will be in effect by afternoon rush hour on Monday, Jan. 30, and remain in place for approximately one year.

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.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Jan. 29 - Feb. 4, 2017

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.


REMINDER: Headlights are required at all times on the bridge.

The eastbound span may be closed 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 westbound span during the full eastbound 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.

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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. 30, 2017

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of Jan. 30 - Feb. 2, 2017, 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.


Jan. 27, 2017




WHAT: The ramp from southbound I-95 to O'Donnell Street (Exit 57) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to Keith Avenue (Exit 56), to Clinton Street, to Boston Street, to O'Donnell Street.

WHEN: Weather permitting, Friday, Jan. 27, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Crews will be performing milling and paving operations.

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