MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION AND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO CLOSE SEMINARY AVENUE (MD 131) TO UPGRADE LIGHT RAIL CROSSING IN LUTHERVILLE MAY 3-7

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Baltimore, MD (April 30, 2013) – The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will begin scheduled repair work on the Seminary Avenue Light Rail grade crossing May 3. As a result, on or about 10 a.m. Friday May 3, weather permitting, the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (SHA) and the MTA will temporarily close Seminary Avenue (MD 131) at the Light Rail crossing in Lutherville, Baltimore County until approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 7. The rail crossing closure will allow MTA’s contractor to remove and replace the existing rubberized rail crossing to enhance safety for Light Rail passengers and motorists on Seminary Avenue.
 
SHA and MTA will provide a signed detour route for through vehicular traffic along Seminary Avenue during the closure. Local businesses will remain open and all side streets and residential driveways will remain open. Pedestrians on Seminary Avenue will be able to cross the Light Rail tracks at the direction of construction personnel. Through traffic along Seminary Avenue in Historic Lutherville will be detoured using Falls Road (MD 25), the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), Charles Street (Exit 25, MD 139 North) and Bellona Avenue.
 
During track work, MTA will temporarily suspend Light Rail service between the Timonium Station and the Falls Road Station. MTA will provide shuttle bus service between the two stations beginning Friday May 3 at 8 p.m. Full service on Light Rail is expected to resume Tuesday May 7 at 4 a.m. MTA passengers and motorists should plan for extra travel time during the temporary suspension of service and road closure.  All work is weather permitting.
SHA and MTA appreciate the community’s understanding during the necessary track work and road closures.
       
For the latest information on MTA service, passengers are urged to check the MTA website at www.mta.maryland.gov. Customers can also call the MTA Transit Information Center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 410-539-5000. TTY 410-539-3497. To sign up for email about service modifications and delays, go to www.mta.maryland.gov/enotifications. Visit MTA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mtamaryland or Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/mtamaryland for more sources of updated information.
 
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