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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: Aug 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 4, 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/Bel Air Road), 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).

The ramps from I-695 West (Outer Loop) to I-95 (Exit 33) will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists to southbound US 1 (Exit 32A/ Bel Air Road), to I-695 East (Inner Loop), to I-95 (Exit 33).

WHEN: Weather permitting, the ramps from I-95 to I-695 East (Inner Loop) and the ramp from I-695 East (Inner Loop) to MD 7 (Exit 34, Philadelphia Road) will be closed Monday, Aug. 7, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Weather permitting, the ramps from I-695 West (Outer Loop) to I-95 will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

In the event of inclement weather or other variables, work also may be performed overnight Aug. 9.

WHY: Your Toll Dollars At Work. Crews will be paving 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 4, 2017

 

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

 

WHAT: The ramp from northbound I-95 to Pulaski Highway (US 40, Exit 61) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour will direct motorists to I-695 East (Inner Loop, Exit 64), to Pulaski Highway (US 40, Exit 35).

WHEN: Weather permitting, Friday, Aug. 4, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Crews will be milling and paving.

 

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 Aug. 6 - 12, 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 and Monday and Tuesday from 10 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.

The westbound span may be closed 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 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. 

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

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 Aug. 6, 2017

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evening of Aug. 6-8, 2017, for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4 a.m. on the following morning.

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of Aug. 9-10, 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

Aug. 3, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF RAMPS FROM CATON AVENUE TO NORTHBOUND I-95 IN BALTIMORE CITY

 

WHAT: The ramp from northbound Caton Avenue to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour will direct motorists to southbound I-95, to I-695 West (Outer Loop), to Wilkens Avenue (Exit 12C), to I-695 East (Inner Loop), to northbound I-95.

The ramp from southbound Caton Avenue to northbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour will direct motorists to Washington Boulevard (US 1 ALT), to I-695 West (Outer Loop), to northbound I-95.

WHEN: Weather permitting, Tuesday, Aug. 8, through Thursday Aug. 10, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work. Crews will close the ramps 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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