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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.
Keyword: (i-695) key bridge

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

May 9, 2017

 

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF I-695 RAMPS IN

NORTHEAST BALTIMORE

 

WHAT: The ramps from I-695 East (Inner Loop) to northbound I-95 and southbound I-95 will be closed overnight. The detour will direct motorists to eastbound US 40 (Exit 35B), to I-695 West (Outer Loop), to northbound I-95 and southbound I-95 (Exit 33).

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, the ramp closures will occur Thursday, May 11, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY: Your Toll Dollars At Work. Crews will be shifting traffic 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!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 27, 2016

 

WORK TO RESULT IN WEEKEND RIGHT LANE CLOSURE OF OUTER LOOP I-695 IN SOUTHEAST BALTIMORE

 

WHAT:          The right lane on the Outer Loop of I-695 will be continuously closed from beyond the Francis Scott Key Bridge toll plaza to Exit 43 (MD 157/Peninsula Expressway).

WHEN:          Weather permitting, the right lane closure will occur this weekend from Friday, Oct. 28, at 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

WHY:              Toll Dollars at work.  Crews will be performing roadway patch 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

Jan. 19, 2016

INNER LOOP I-695 TEMPORARILY CLOSES AT CURTIS CREEK DRAWBRIDGE AFTER MORNING RUSH FOR EMERGENCY ROADWORK

Traffic detoured via Exit 1 to Pennington Avenue

WHAT: The Inner Loop of I-695 at the Curtis Creek Drawbridge in Baltimore will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The detour route will direct motorists to Exit 1 (Quarantine Road), to Pennington Avenue, to Ordnance Road, to northbound MD 10, to Inner Loop I-695.

Drivers are encouraged to use I-895 or I-95 as alternate routes.

WHEN: The Inner Loop will close TODAY, Jan. 19, after morning rush-hour traffic clears and is anticipated to reopen by 6 a.m. TOMORROW, Jan. 20, weather and worker progress permitting.

WHY: Workers will be making steel repairs to a bridge-deck joint.             

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 motorists for their patience.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 16, 2015

 

ORIGINAL TRAFFIC PATTERN RETURNS TO

INNER LOOP I-695 IN SOUTHEAST BALTIMORE

 

WHAT: All lanes on the Inner Loop of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) from the Francis Scott Key Bridge to Exit 1 (Quarantine Road) will return to the original traffic configuration.  No split traffic or traffic shifts in effect.

WHEN: Weather permitting, all lanes on the Inner Loop will return to the original traffic configuration by Thursday morning, Dec. 17.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The traffic shift is part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $5.5 million bridge deck overlay and repair project for the bridges carrying I-695 over Dock Road and CSX Railroad in Baltimore.  The project is anticipated to be complete in fall 2016.

For additional project information, 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/TheMDTAThe 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. 21, 2015

 

WORK TO RESULT IN WEEKEND & OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES OF I-695 IN SOUTHEAST BALTIMORE

 

WHAT:    The right lane on the Inner Loop of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) will be continuously closed from the Francis Scott Key Bridge toll plaza to Exit 1 (Quarantine Road).  In addition, the right lane on the Outer Loop of I-695 will be continuously closed from the Curtis Creek Drawbridge to the Key Bridge.

WHEN:    Weather permitting, the right lane closures will occur this weekend from Friday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24.  Overnight lane closures will occur Monday, Aug. 24, to Thursday, Aug. 27, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

WHY:       Toll Dollars At Work: The lane closures are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $5.5 million bridge deck overlay and repair project for the bridges carrying I-695 over Dock Road and CSX Railroad in Baltimore.  Lane closures are expected to end in fall 2015, and the project is anticipated to be complete in fall 2016.

 

For additional project information, 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/TheMDTAThe 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

June 17, 2015

 

**CANCELED**

(This will not be rescheduled. It was determined that work around that particular bridge over I-695 won't be necessary.)

WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURE OF I-695 INNER LOOP IN NORTHEAST BALTIMORE THIS MONDAY

 

WHAT: All lanes of eastbound I-695 (INNER LOOP) at I-95 (Exit 33) will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to northbound I-95 (Exit 33), to eastbound MD 43 (Exit 67, White Marsh Boulevard), to eastbound MD 7, to westbound MD 43, to southbound I-95, to eastbound I-695 (Exit 64).

WHEN: Weather permitting, all lanes of eastbound I-695 (INNER LOOP) at I-95 (Exit 33) will be closed on Monday, June 22, 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 Tuesday, June 23.

WHY: Crews will be performing bridge 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 motorists for their patience.

 

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(I-695) CURTIS CREEK DRAWBRIDGE OPENINGS SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF JAN. 15, 2014

The (I-695) Curtis Creek Drawbridge will open for U.S. Coast Guard water traffic on Jan. 15 and 18, 2014.  Drawbridge will remain open until water traffic passes beneath.

DRAWBRIDGE SCHEDULE:

  1. Wednesday, Jan15 - 8:45 a.m., 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 
  2. Saturday, Jan. 18 - 10:30 a.m.
Schedule is subject to change

(I-695) CURTIS CREEK DRAWBRIDGE OPENINGS SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 8, 2014

 

The (I-695) Curtis Creek Drawbridge will open for U.S. Coast Guard water traffic on Jan. 8, 2014.  Drawbridge will remain open until water traffic passes beneath.

DRAWBRIDGE SCHEDULE:

  1. Wednesday, Jan89 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. 
Schedule is subject to change

 

(I-695) CURTIS CREEK DRAWBRIDGE OPENINGS SCHEDULED FOR DEC. 10, 2013

 

The (I-695) Curtis Creek Drawbridge will open for U.S. Coast Guard water traffic on Dec. 10, 2013.  Drawbridge will remain open until water traffic passes beneath.

DRAWBRIDGE SCHEDULE:

  1. Tuesday, Dec. 109 a.m. and 11 a.m. 
Schedule is subject to change