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MDOT SHA REPLACES CROSBY ROAD BRIDGE OVER BALTIMORE BELTWAY IN BALTIMORE COUNTY

Project Will Eliminate Another Structurally Deficient Bridge; New Structure to be Built Slightly North of Existing Bridge

(October 18, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) recently began replacement of the structurally deficient Crosby Road Bridge over I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) in Woodlawn. The $7.4 million project began last week and be complete fall 2018.

“It is imperative we improve and maintain a world-class road system in Maryland that will support our customers for years to come,” said MDOT Secretary Pete Rahn.

The new bridge will be constructed 25 feet north of the existing bridge and will be longer to accommodate possible future beltway widening underneath. Motorists traveling on Crosby Road will use the current bridge with no lane closures during construction. There will be overnight beltway lane closures to accommodate construction of the new bridge and a demolition of a small section of the current bridge.

Motorists can expect single, double and occasional triple lane closures on I-695 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday nights through Friday mornings. When crews set steel beams for the new bridge and begin demolition of the old bridge, there may be temporary brief stoppages on I-695 between midnight and 5 a.m. Crews are also permitted to work Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
 
“This project is emblematic of our dedicated and proactive approach to addressing repairs or complete replacements of aging bridges,” said MDOT SHA Administrator Gregory Slater. “We appreciate drivers’ patience during construction and ask that they remain attentive in the work zone.”
 

(MDOT SHA photo: The 60 year-old Crosby Road Bridge over I-695 is being replaced.)

Under Governor Hogan’s leadership, Maryland is making record investments in highways and bridges. Of the 69 structurally deficient bridges identified in June 2015 by the Hogan Administration, 41 have been rehabilitated or replaced and are no longer structurally deficient. The remaining 28 are in various stages of design and are actively moving toward construction or repair.

The 60-year-old Crosby Road Bridge over I-695 was built in 1957 during the original construction of the Baltimore Beltway.  MDOT SHA’s contractor for the project is Allan Myers MD, Inc. of Fallston.

While MDOT SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, drivers are reminded to stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands.

For an interactive look at all major MDOT SHA projects throughout the State, MDOT SHA invites citizens to view e-Road Ready.

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