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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: Jul 2017

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of July 16 – 22, 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 midnight 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 closure.

The westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 7 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 Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.  

Monday through Thursday, one lane will be closed for approximately 15 minutes for contractor pick-up.

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for the summer months:

· Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore. The best times to travel the Bay Bridge on weekends include:

  • Friday - before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Saturday - before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Sunday - before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

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 July 16, 2017

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9:00pm on the evenings of July 16 - 20, 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 13, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURE OF WESTBOUND HATEM BRIDGE (US 40)

Traffic detoured to MD 222

 

WHAT:          The westbound lanes of Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) will be closed temporarily overnight. The detour will direct motorists to MD 222, to SB I-95.

Note: There is no toll in the southbound direction at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway toll plaza.

WHEN:          Weather permitting,  Thursday, July 13, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.                

WHY:             Crews will be performing ongoing water main pipe 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

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 July 12, 2017

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of July 12-14, 2017, for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 11, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND I-95 TO NORTHBOUND I-395 IN BALTIMORE CITY

 

WHAT: The ramp from southbound I-95 to I-395 (Exit 53) will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists to Caton Avenue (Exit 50), to northbound I-95, to I-395.

Note: The right lane on northbound I-395 will be closed up to the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard exit during closure.

WHEN: Weather permitting, Friday, July 14, from midnight to 7 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Crews will be performing concrete 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

July 10, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF I-695 RAMPS IN

NORTHEAST BALTIMORE

 

WHAT: The ramps from northbound I-95 and southbound I-95 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), to I-695 East (Inner Loop).

The ramp from I-695 East (Inner Loop) to MD 7 (Exit 34, Philadelphia Road) will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists to eastbound US 40 (Exit 35B), to I-695 West (Outer Loop), to MD 7 (Exit 34, Philadelphia Road).

WHEN: Weather permitting, Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

 

WHY: Your Toll Dollars At Work. Crews will be paving and milling as part of the Maryland Transportation Authority's (MDTA) I-95 Improvement Project with Express Toll Lanes (ETL). The project at the I-95/I-695 interchange will reconstruct and realign I-695 from US 1 to MD 7 (Philadelphia Road).

 

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 July 9 – 15, 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 midnight 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 closure.

The westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Thursday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 7 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 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.  Two-way traffic will operate on the westbound span.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 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.

The MDTA offers the following travel tips for the summer months:

· Travel off-peak when heading to and from the Eastern Shore. The best times to travel the Bay Bridge on weekends include:

  • Friday - before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
  • Saturday - before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Sunday - before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

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

July 6, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF RAMP FROM NORTHBOUND I-95 TO WASHINGTON BOULEVARD NEXT WEEK

 

WHAT: The ramp from northbound I-95 to Washington Boulevard (Exit 51) will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists to Russell Street (Exit 52), to Monroe Street, to Washington Boulevard.

WHEN: Weather permitting, Monday, July 10, through Thursday, July 13, 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!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 6, 2017

 

                                  NICE BRIDGE OFF-PEAK FLAGGING CONTINUES

                                 Work related to ongoing structural repairs and steel work

 

WHAT: The Nice Bridge (US 301) across the Potomac River will continue to be reduced to one lane with flagging operations alternating northbound and southbound traffic during off-peak hours Monday through Thursday.

WHEN: Daytime flagging may occur Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Overnight flagging operations are also permitted Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work. Crews are performing work as part of the Maryland Transportation Authority's (MDTA) $5.4 million project to repair the substructure and superstructure of the Nice Bridge. The project began in spring 2017 and is expected to be complete in early 2019.

Drivers may observe equipment like bridge inspection trucks on the bridge as well as inspectors climbing and moving over the structure.

Trucks greater than 10-feet wide will not be permitted to cross the bridge during flagging operations. Every effort will be made to cross all vehicles exceeding 10-feet from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Drivers of vehicles exceeding the width restriction must call 301-259-4444 to obtain approval and schedule an escort. Calls must be made one hour prior to arrival at the bridge and will only be accepted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. In addition, no overweight vehicles (80,000+ lbs) will be permitted to cross the bridge when there is construction on the bridge.

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

July 3, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RAMP FROM NORTHBOUND I-395 TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD IN BALTIMORE CITY

 

WHAT: The ramp from northbound I-395 to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will be closed. The detour will direct motorists to West Lombard Street, to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

WHEN: Weather permitting, the ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, July 7, to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 8.

WHY: Crews will close the ramp for bridge joint replacement.

 

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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