NEWS RELEASE

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ASSISTS WITH OFFICER SEAN SUITER FUNERAL PROCESSION

AVOID THE AREA; Thousands of Law Enforcement Officers Expected to be Part of the Procession

(November 27, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) are working together with local law enforcement agencies to support logistics for the funeral and procession of fallen Baltimore City Detective Sean Suiter. Motorists should expect major midday delays on Wednesday, November 29.

The procession is expected to depart Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries on Radecke Avenue in Baltimore between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., depending on the length of the service. At that time, ALL mainlines of northbound I-95 will be closed, as well as access from northbound I-895 (Harbor Tunnel Thruway) and Moravia Road. Motorists will be diverted into the northbound I-95 Express Toll Lanes (tolls waived.)  Northbound I-95 traffic will have the option to exit at MD 43 (Whitemarsh Boulevard) or continue back onto mainline northbound I-95. As the procession passes, I-95 and I-895 will re-open to motorists and tolls will again for in force on the tolled lanes.

The procession, which may have thousands of police officers, will then move to the outer loop of I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to northbound I-83 (Baltimore-Harrisburg Expressway) to Padonia Road to Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Officer Suiter’s final resting place.  Access from ramps onto the outer loop of I-695 will be closed, including from southbound I-95. These access points will be closed in a rolling fashion. As the last of the procession passes, ramps will reopen to motorists. 
 
 
(MDOT SHA graphic: Funeral procession route for Fallen Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter.)

Motorists should avoid northbound I-95 and I-895, as well as southbound I-95 approaching I-695 on the northeast corner. Additionally, drivers should expect major delays on the outer loop of I-695 between I-95 and I-83 and I-83 between I-695 and Padonia Road between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  
 
Motorists should also expect delays on Monday and Tuesday, November 27 and November 28 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the MD 26 (Liberty Road) corridor between Brenbrook Road and I-695 near the Vaughn Greene Funeral Home in Randallstown.  Members of law enforcement and the community are expected to visit the funeral home to pay respects for the fallen officer. MDOT SHA team members are assisting with traffic control in the area.  

To view real-time traffic conditions and access to live traffic cameras, log onto www.md511.org.  For timely updates on major incidents follow MDTA on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA and MDOT SHA at https://twitter.com/MDSHA

The MDOT SHA and MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!
 
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