FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 9, 2015

 

ORIGINAL TRAFFIC PATTERN RETURNS TO

OUTER LOOP I-695 IN SOUTHEAST BALTIMORE

Temporary right lane closures this week

 

WHAT: The right lane on the Outer Loop of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) will be closed temporarily from Exit 1 (Quarantine Road) to the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

All lanes on the Outer Loop I-695 will return to the original traffic configuration.  No split traffic or traffic shifts in effect.

NOTE: All lanes on the Inner Loop of I-695 remain shifted to the left from the Key Bridge to Exit 1.

WHEN: Weather permitting, the Outer Loop right lane closure will be in effect Wednesday, Dec. 9, and Thursday, Dec. 10, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

All lanes on the Outer Loop will return to the original traffic configuration by Friday, Dec. 11.

WHY: Toll Dollars At Work: The lane closure and traffic shift 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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