***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA CONTINUES FINAL PAVING AND PAVEMENT MARKING WORK AT I-695/MD 144 INTERCHANGE

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Nighttime Lane and Ramp Closures Anticipated August 29 - September 3

(August 27, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and its contractor will continue final pavement work on southbound I-695 (Baltimore Beltway Outer Loop) in the Catonsville area of Baltimore County from Sunday evening, August 29, through Friday morning, September 3. The work will require occasional nighttime lane closures on southbound I-695 and a possible ramp closure/detour at the I-695 interchange with MD 144 (Frederick Road).     

Beginning Sunday night, August 29, contractor crews may work along this section of southbound I-695 on any night Sunday through Thursday, with single lane closures between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.    

There may be temporary narrowing of the interchange ramp from MD 144 to southbound I-695 any night Sunday through Thursday, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning for pavement milling, paving and marking work on the ramp and at the merge onto I-695. If necessary, the ramp may be closed and detoured.  If the ramp is closed, motorists on MD 144 will be diverted to the ramp to northbound I-695 (Inner Loop), up to the Edmondson Avenue interchange, through the interchange and back to southbound I-695. In case of inclement weather, this work will take place on the next possible weeknight (Sunday-Thursday).         

The work is part of MDOT SHA’s 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 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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