FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 12, 2018
24/7 TRAFFIC SHIFT ON SOUTHBOUND I-95 BETWEEN EASTERN AVENUE AND FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL
WHAT: All lanes on southbound I-95 between Eastern Avenue and the Fort McHenry Tunnel will be fully shifted to the left. There will be no right shoulder and only a small left shoulder.
The ramp from southbound I-95 to Boston 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.
WHEN: Weather permitting, the southbound I-95 traffic shift will be in place the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 14, and last until Summer 2018.
Weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-95 to Boston Street will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
WHY: Your Toll Dollars At Work. The traffic shift and ramp closure are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority's (MDTA) $49.4 million project to reconfigure travel lanes on a four-mile stretch of I-95 north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Once complete, the project will provide four continuous lanes on I-95 between the Tunnel and Moravia Road.
REMINDER: The MDTA and MDTA Police have deployed Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) equipment to slow drivers in the work zone on northbound and southbound I-95 between the Fort McHenry Tunnel and Moravia Road. Advance warning signs are in place prior to the work zone to alert drivers of ASE use and a "speed trailer" is on-site to display drivers' speeds. By law, if a vehicle is recorded traveling 12 or more miles over the posted speed limit (the posted speed is 50 mph at this location), a $40 fine will be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle.
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