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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: Sep 2017

Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Sept. 24 – 30, 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, Monday through Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday 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 Saturday from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning 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 closure.

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.

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 Sept. 25, 2017

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of Sept. 25-28, 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                             

Sept. 19, 2017

 

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURES OF I-95 RAMPS IN BALTIMORE CITY THIS WEEKEND

 

WHAT:           The ramp from southbound 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 Washington Boulevard (US 1 ALT) to southbound I-95 will be closed temporarily to traffic.  The southbound detour route will direct motorist to Caton Avenue, to southbound I-95. The northbound detour route will direct motorists to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, to southbound I-395, to southbound I-95.

                        The ramp from southbound I-95 to Caton Avenue (Exit 50) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour will direct motorists to I-695 West (Outer Loop), to Wilkens Avenue (Exit 12C), to I-695 East (Inner Loop), to northbound I-95, Caton Avenue (Exit 50).

WHEN:           Weather permitting, the southbound I-395 to northbound I-95 ramp closure will occur Saturday, Sept. 23, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Weather permitting, the Washington Boulevard to southbound I-95 ramp closures will occur Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 to Caton Avenue ramp closure will occur Sunday, Sept. 24, from 6:30 to 9 a.m.                                    

WHY:             Crews will be performing annual 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 its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 15, 2017

 

PAVING OPERATIONS ON BROENING HIGHWAY AT

I-695 TO RESULT IN OVERNIGHT

FLAGGING OPERATIONS

 

WHAT: Broening Highway from Authority Drive to just past the Avon Beach Road traffic light will be reduced to one lane with flagging operations alternating traffic during off-peak hours.

WHEN: Weather permitting, Friday, Sept. 15, and Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Saturday, Sept. 23, from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Crews will be grinding and paving the roadway.

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 Sept. 17 - 23, 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, Monday through Wednesday from 9 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 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.

One lane of the westbound span may be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for preservation/maintenance work.

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

Note: Due to Sunfest in Ocean City, Md., motorists should expect higher than normal traffic volumes Thursday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 24. The MDTA encourages motorists to travel off-peak. The best times to travel this weekend are:

  • 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 Sept. 17, 2017

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of Sept. 17-20, 2017, for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4 a.m. on the following morning.

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evening of Sept. 21, 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

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 Sept. 10, 2017

The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of Sept. 10-11, 2017, for maintenance operations. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 4 a.m. on the following morning.

The Northbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evening of Sept. 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

Sept. 8, 2017


WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURES OF

RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND I-95 TO

MD 295 IN BALTIMORE CITY



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

WHEN: Weather permitting, Tuesday, Sept. 12, through Thursday, Sept. 14, and Monday, Sept. 18, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Crews will be performing bridge 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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Bay Bridge (US 50/301)

Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns

Scheduled for the Week of Sept. 10 – 16, 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, Monday through Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Thursday from 11 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 Saturday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning 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 closure.

One lane of the eastbound span may be closed Monday and Tuesday 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 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

Sept. 6, 2017

 

                                         NICE BRIDGE 24/7 WEEKEND FLAGGING

                                  24/7 continuous flagging during weekends of Sept. 22 & 29;

                                     Work related to ongoing structural repairs and steel work

 

WHAT: The Nice Bridge (US 301) across the Potomac River will be reduced to one lane with flagging operations alternating northbound and southbound traffic weekends in late September. Until now, off-peak flagging operations were limited to Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHEN: The weekends of Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 will feature 24/7 continuous flagging operations between 9 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday. In the event of inclement weather, work also may occur the weekend of Oct. 13.

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.

Drivers of vehicles exceeding the width restriction must call 410-537-6800 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!!