SHA RESURFACES SECTION OF THE GATEWAY TO BWI THURGOOD MARSHALL AIRPORT IN BALTIMORE COUNTY

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Motorists Should Expect Daytime and Nighttime Lane Closures on I-195

(September 16, 2016) –Motorists travelling to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will have a smoother driving surface on a section of I-195 (Metropolitan Boulevard) between the Anne Arundel County line and Francis Avenue (east of I-95) in Arbutus.  The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) has started a $2.8 million project to resurface 1.4 miles of I-195.  Weather permitting, the project should be complete spring 2017.

Last resurfaced in 1990, the 26 year old road is in need of new pavement and general repairs to the surrounding infrastructure.  In addition to patching, grinding (removing top layer of asphalt), paving and restriping, SHA will perform the following work:

• Repair drainage systems and inlets for improved drainage;

• Replace fading highway signs; and

• Retrofit highway lighting with new LED lights.

SHA’s contractor, Gray and Sons, Inc. of Baltimore, is permitted to close a single lane Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and two lanes Sundays through Thursdays between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.  Crews will use barrels, cones and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone.  More than 46,000 vehicles use this section of I-195 daily so motorists should plan extra travel time.

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. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands.

A complete listing of current roadway projects is included in e-Road Ready 2016, the online brochure. Maryland drivers can also know before they go by calling 511 or visiting www.md511.org for live traffic updates, including construction delays and lane closures.

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