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3/26/2012SHA Temporarily Closes Right Turn Lane on MD 139 (Charles St.) at Kenilworth Dr. until Early June 2012
(March 26, 2012) – The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is temporarily closing the right lane on northbound MD 139 (Charles Street) between the Joppa Road overpass and Kenilworth Drive for two months beginning Monday morning through early June.
 
During the next two months, crews will widen the northbound Charles Street approach to the intersection, which is south of the I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) / Charles Street Interchange.  This section of roadway will be reconstructed to meet the alignment of the future northbound lanes of the new Charles Street Bridge over I-695, which will be complete later this summer.
 
SHA will close the right lane after 9 a.m. Monday April 2; the 24-hour lane closure will be in effect for approximately eight weeks, weather permitting.  SHA urges motorists to plan ahead for extra travel time on northbound Charles Street during peak travel hours.
 
The State’s contractor for the $38 million interchange reconstruction project is the Six-M Company of Delta, Pennsylvania.  Citizens who have questions about traffic operations along I-695 and Charles Street may call the project field office at 410-296-9041 or SHA’s District Four Office Construction Division at 410-229-2420 or toll free at 1-866-998-0367.  Citizens may view the I-695/Charles Street project web page on SHA’s website, www.roads.maryland.gov.
 
Maryland now features FREE 511 traveler information!  Call 511 or 1-855-GOMD511 or visit www.md511.org  for current travel information. Sign up to personalize travel route information through MY511 on the website. Remember to use 511 safely - Maryland law prohibits hand-held mobile phone use and texting while driving.
 
While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.  Slow down and don’t follow too closely.  
 
Safer driving and safer work zones benefit everyone.
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