***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO CONTINUE INSTALLATION OF NEW BRIDGE SAFETY DEVICES ON I-695 (BALTIMORE BELTWAY) IN CATONSVILLE AREA

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​High Impact Project will Require Multiple Lane Closures Overnight through Friday Morning

(July 12, 2021) - The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will continue installation of new safety devices on I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) in the Catonsville area of Baltimore County tonight at 8 p.m. The work includes installing traffic-counting devices and sealing and painting bridge deck joints on I-695.

The overnight work will at times require multiple lane closures on both the Inner and Outer Loops of I-695 between US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) and MD 372 (Wilkens Avenue). Crews will work from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., the next morning through Friday, July 16, weather permitting. Motorists should plan for extra travel time or use alternate routes for the following lane closures:

July 12-15 (Monday – Thursday nights)

Outer Loop: US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) to MD 144 (Frederick Road) – install traffic-counting devices along I-695 outer loop:

  • Single lane closure 8 p.m. - 5 a.m.
  • Double and triple lane closures 10 p.m. - 5 a.m.

Inner Loop: MD 372 (Wilkens Ave.) to US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) - seal and paint bridge deck joints on inner loop bridges over Edmondson Avenue and Ingleside Avenue:

  • Single lane closure 8 p.m. - 5 a.m.
  • Double and triple lane closures 10 p.m. - 5 a.m.

The work is part of MDOT SHA’s major project to widen this section of I-695. Learn more about the project HERE.

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our customers. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and, look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones. Motorists can dial #77 or 911 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov.

Editor’s Note

From intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders.  MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.

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