***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO INSTALL A NEW OVERHEAD SIGN STRUCTURE CROSSING OVER ALL LANES OF I-695 IN BALTIMORE COUNTY

I-695 sign

(MDOT SHA photo: I-695 sign)

UPDATE: MDOT SHA and its contractor completed the installation ahead of schedule and will not need to close any lanes on Thursday, July 23.

​(July 21, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is scheduled to close two lanes and conduct late night rolling traffic stops of southbound I-695 (Baltimore Beltway Outer Loop) in Catonsville tonight, Wednesday night, July 22 and Thursday night, July 23. The lane closures and stops are necessary for installation of a new overhead sign structure crossing over all lanes of I-695 Outer Loop.

Each night, MDOT SHA contractor Tutor Perini Corporation of New Rochelle, NY, and Maryland State Police will close multiple lanes on I-695 Outer Loop from US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) to Edmondson Avenue between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.

Lane Closure Schedule

  • Single left lane closure between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Double left lane closure between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Intermittent Traffic Stops as needed, for up to 15 minutes at a time, between midnight and 5 a.m.

In case of inclement weather, the temporary lane closures and overhead sign structure installation will take place on the next possible weeknight (Sunday – Thursday). The overhead sign structure installation is associated with MDOT SHA’s $68 million project to widen southbound I-695 (Baltimore Beltway Outer Loop) between US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) and MD 144 (Frederick Road). The project includes replacement of the I-695 Inner and Outer Loop bridges over Edmondson Avenue. The entire I-695 Southwest Outer Loop widening project is scheduled to be complete late summer 2021.

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. Drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.

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

MDOT SHA has a record number of highway construction projects underway across the state to reduce congestion and improve safety.  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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