***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA DETOURING US 1 (WASHINGTON BOULEVARD) AT CLARKE BOULEVARD TONIGHT FOR UTILITY WORK IN BALTIMORE COUNTY

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​(October 1, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will close and detour  US 1 (Washington Boulevard) at Clarke Boulevard and the bridge over CSX Transportation rail lines in Halethorpe at 9 p.m. tonight.

The closure will allow the Baltimore City Department of Public Works to access the water line at the CSX bridge. The work is expected to be completed by 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2. If there is inclement weather, this will be rescheduled to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.

During the closure, motorists will be guided through the following detour routes. 

US 1 northbound:

Take I-195 west to I-95 north past I-695. Take ramp to Caton Avenue south and continue on Caton Avenue, turn right onto US 1 Alt (Washington Boulevard).

US 1 southbound: 

Turn right onto Selma Avenue, continue on Selma Avenue to Francis Avenue, continue on Francis Avenue, turn right onto Selford Road, continue to south Rolling Rd, turn right onto the ramp to I-195 east. Take I-195 east back to US 1. 

From Clarke Boulevard to US 1: 

From Clarke Boulevard, continue onto Selford Road. Turn right onto Francis Avenue. Take Francis Avenue bridge over the rail lines to Ridge Avenue. Continue on Ridge Avenue to US 1 and turn left onto US 1. 

From US 1 to Clarke Boulevard: 

From US 1 take Tom Day Boulevard. Take second left onto Carville Avenue. Turn right onto Francis Avenue. Turn left onto Selford Avenue and proceed to Clarke Boulevard.  

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

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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