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6/25/2012SHA Continues Resurfacing on I-83 JFX North of Baltimore City/County Line
(June 22, 2012) – The State Highway Administration (SHA) is continuing nighttime resurfacing on I-83 (Jones Falls Expressway) in Baltimore County.  Crews are repairing, grinding and resurfacing pavement along southbound and northbound I-83 between Old Pimlico Road (south of Falls Road) and the Baltimore City Line unril mid-summer. 
 
Over the next two weeks crews will resurface:
* Southbound I-83 between Old Pimlico Road and the Baltimore City line weeknights, Sunday, June 24 through Thursday, June 28.
* Northbound I-83 between the Baltimore City line and Old Pimlico Road, Sunday July 1, Monday July 2 and Thursday, July 5.  No work will occur July 3 or July 4. 
 
Crews will begin single lane closures each night at 7 p.m. with double lane closures permitted at 10 p.m.  The lane closures will continue until 5 a.m. the next morning. 
 
Motorists should plan ahead for extra travel time on I-83 at night, or consider alternate routes to and from Baltimore City, including Falls Road (MD 25) or Charles Street (MD 139).  SHA anticipates project completion in late July, weather permitting.
 
SHA awarded the $5.8 million areawide resurfacing contract to Gray & Son, Inc.  of Timonium.  Sections of I-70, I-95, I-195, MD 295, I-695 and I-795 are also being resurfaced under this contract. 
 
As crews strive to keep work zones safe, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert – look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Safer Driving. Safer Work Zones. For everyone.
 
Maryland now features FREE 511 traveler information! Call 511 or 1-855-GOMD511 or visit www.md511.org for current travel advisories and temporary and long-term lane closures for highway maintenance or construction work.  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.
 
 

 
 
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