***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA PERFORMING PRE-CONSTRUCTION WORK AT I-95/I-695 INTERCHANGE IN ARBUTUS AREA OF BALTIMORE COUNTY

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​Work Requires Overnight Lane Closures and Traffic Pattern Change; Motorists Should Plan for Extra Travel Time or Use Alternate Routes 

(September 9, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin work Sunday night on the I-95/I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) interchange in the Arbutus area of Baltimore County to prepare for an upcoming bridge rehabilitation project. Installation of signs and work zone barriers, as well as a temporary traffic pattern change, are needed to prepare for the project to improve highway safety and ride quality on 10 bridges at the interchange. 

Overnight single- and double-lane closures will be needed on southbound I-95 at the interchange between 7 p.m. Sunday, September 11, and 5 a.m. Monday, September 12. Between midnight and 5 a.m., triple-lane closures will be needed. Traffic lanes on southbound I-95 will be shifted to the left and reflective barrels will be placed on the right to create a safe work zone.  

Additional lane closures will take place on the following dates: 

  • From 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 13-15, to 5 a.m. the next day, overnight single- and double-lane closures will occur on southbound I-95. 
  • From 7 p.m. Sunday, September 18, to 5 a.m. Monday, September 19, overnight single-, double- and triple-lane closures will occur on northbound I-95. The triple-lane closures will occur between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. During this work, MDOT SHA will shift all traffic lanes on northbound I-95.  
  • From 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 20-22, to 5 a.m. the next day, overnight single- and double-lane closures will occur on northbound I-95.  

​All work and lane closure dates are weather permitting. During the overnight triple-lane closures, motorists are encouraged to plan for extra travel time or consider alternate routes, as only one lane of I-95 will be open. Crews will use digital message boards, temporary signs and barrels to direct drivers safely through the night-time work zones.  

MDOT SHA contractor Wagman Heavy Civil Inc of York, Pa., will perform the work. Customers who have questions about this work on I-95 and other projects on state-maintained roads in Baltimore County may call the MDOT SHA District 4 Office – Construction Division at 410-229-2300 or toll-free at 1-866-998-0367. 

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our customers. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and look for reduced speed limits as well as other driving pattern changes. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.

​​​Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov.​

Editor’s Note

From intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders.  MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.

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