STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO SHIFT DECELERATION LANE FOR THE SOUTHBOUND I-95 TO MD 198 EXITS

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(September 8, 2014) – On Monday and Tuesday nights, Sept. 8 and 9, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will shift the southbound I-95 deceleration lane to the right for the exit ramps to MD 198 (Sandy Spring Road). Motorists should expect double lane closures each night on southbound I-95 between MD 216 (Scaggsville Road) and MD 212 (Powder Mill Road). This work is part of the last segment of the ICC pro​ject.

On both Monday and Tuesday nights, crews will close the right lane on southbound I-95 beginning at 8 p.m., followed by double lane closures at 11 p.m., between MD 216 and MD 212. In addition to shifting traffic, crews will also perform milling and paving operations. SHA will shift the deceleration lane to the right; however motorists will still exit from I-95 southbound onto MD 198 in the same general location as today. The ramps to eastbound and westbound MD 198 will remain open throughout the duration of the work, with short intermittent slow rolls (moving closures) to protect the crews working. All lanes of traffic will reopen to motorists by 5 a.m. each morning.

The shift is necessary to accommodate the new collector-distributor lanes being built as part of the project. The last section of the ICC between I-95 and US 1 is expected to open to traffic later this year, weather permitting. Motorists should expect delays during the lane closures. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area and consider the Baltimore/Washington Parkway, US 1 or US 29 as alternate routes.

Motorists are reminded to reduce speeds and be attentive as they drive through the work zone. For more information about the project, please call the ICC Community Outreach staff at 1-866-462-0020.  For real-time traffic information, log onto www.md511.org.

While SHA and its 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 – 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!

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