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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: Nov 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 20, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM KANE STREET TO SOUTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY

 

WHAT: The ramp from Kane Street to southbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The northbound traffic detour will direct motorists to Eastern Avenue, to Gusryan Street, to Dundalk Avenue, to Holabird Avenue, to Broening Highway, to Keith Avenue, to southbound I-95.

The southbound traffic detour will direct motorists to Dundalk Avenue, to Holabird Avenue, to Broening Highway, to Keith Avenue, to southbound I-95.

WHEN: Weather permitting, Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Crews will be performing drain work.

 

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 Nov. 19 - 21, 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.

TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK

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

The eastbound span may be closed Sunday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Monday and Tuesday 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 closures.

Monday and Tuesday, 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

Nov. 16, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY

CLOSURES OF RAMPS IN BALTIMORE CITY

 

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

The ramp from northbound I-95 to Washington Boulevard (Exit 51) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour will direct motorists to Russell Street (Exit 52), to Annapolis Road, to Monroe Street, to Washington Boulevard.

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

The ramp from Russell Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour will direct motorists to southbound I-395, to northbound I-95, to Hanover Street (Exit 54), to West Dickman Street, to Hanover Street, to southbound I-95, to I-395 (Exit 53), to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

The ramp from southbound I-95 to southbound MD 295 (Exit 52) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour will direct motorists to I-695 East (Outer Loop), to southbound MD 295 (Exit 7A).

WHEN: Weather permitting, the ramp southbound I-395 to northbound I-95 will be closed Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound I-95 to Washington Boulevard will be closed Saturday, Nov. 18, from 6 a.m. to 12 noon.

Weather permitting, the ramp from Russell Street to southbound I-395 will be closed Saturday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 11 a.m.

Weather permitting, the ramp from Russell Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will be closed Sunday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 11 a.m.

Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to southbound MD 295 will be closed Sunday, Nov. 19, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHY: The ramp from southbound I-395 to northbound I-95 will be closed for pothole repairs. The ramp from northbound I-95 to Washington Boulevard will be closed for tree removal. Crews will be performing annual inspections to the Russell Street ramps. The ramp from southbound I-95 to southbound MD 295 will be closed for Baltimore City Department of Transportation 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 its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 14, 2017

 

 

40MPH

SPEED LIMIT INCREASES TO 40 MPH

IN FAR-LEFT E-ZPASS EXPRESS LANES AT

FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL & KEY BRIDGE

 

WHAT: The speed limit in the far-left, E-ZPass Express Lanes at the Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) and Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) toll plazas will increase from 30 MPH to 40 MPH. The speed limit increase ONLY applies to the far-left lane in northbound and southbound directions at the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Key Bridge toll plazas. The increase does not apply to the remaining toll lanes.

For reference, the far-left, E-ZPass Express Lanes at the Fort McHenry Tunnel are toll lane # 14 in southbound direction and toll lane # 11 in northbound direction, and at the Key Bridge, toll lane # 7 in northbound direction (Outer Loop) and toll lane # 6 in southbound direction (Inner Loop).

WHEN: The speed limit increase will go into effect at the Fort McHenry Tunnel by the morning of Thursday, Nov. 16, and at the Key Bridge by the morning of Friday, Nov. 17.

WHY: The speed limit increase will enhance safety and help traffic flow more efficiently through the toll plazas.

 

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!!

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 14, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM NORTHBOUND US 1/BEL AIR ROAD

TO I-695 EAST IN NORTHEAST BALTIMORE 

                                                                                                    

WHAT:     The ramp from northbound US 1 (Bel Air Road) to I-695 East (Inner Loop) will be closed overnight.  The detour will direct motorists to I-695 West (Outer Loop), to southbound US 1 (Exit 32A/Bel Air Road), to I-695 East (Inner Loop). 

WHEN:     Weather permitting, Thursday, Nov. 16, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY:         Your Toll Dollars At Work.  Crews will be installing low-level light poles as part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) I-95 Improvement Project with Express Toll Lanes (ETL). 

 

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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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 Nov. 6, 2017

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of Nov. 12, 14-15, 2017, for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 5 a.m. on the following morning.

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of Nov. 13, 16, 2017, for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 5 a.m. 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.

 

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Nov. 12 – 18, 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. 

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 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 8 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. for preservation/maintenance work. 

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 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

Nov. 7, 2017

 

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT

RAMP CLOSURES IN BALTIMORE CITY

 

WHAT: The ramp from southbound Russell Street to southbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to southbound MD 295, to I-695 North (Inner Loop), to southbound I-95.

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

WHEN: Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound Russell Street to southbound I-95 closure will occur Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound I-395 to Howard Street closure will occur Friday, Nov. 10, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Crews will be performing pothole repairs to the ramp from southbound Russell Street to southbound I-95. Crews will be performing paving operations to the ramp from northbound I-395 to Howard Street.

 

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!!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 3, 2017

 

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

 

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

WHEN: Weather permitting, Monday, Nov. 6, through Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work. Crews will close the ramp to pour foundations 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 Nov. 5 - 11, 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.

 

TOLL DOLLARS AT WORK

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

The eastbound span will be closed temporarily to traffic Sunday from approximately 12:01 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the "Across the Bay 10K" running event. Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span. Motorists should anticipate delays and are urged to travel prior to 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m. For additional information on the event, visit bridgerace.com.

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. 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. 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 Thursday, 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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