I-695 sign)Motorists Should Expect Early Morning Interchange Ramp Closures, Detours Saturday and Sunday, September 11-12 and September 18-19(August 30, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has scheduled routine inspections of four bridges on ramps within the I-70/I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) interchange in Baltimore County. Weather permitting, the work will take place over two weekends, Saturday, September 11 through Sunday, September 12; and Saturday, September 18 through Sunday, September 19. Ramp closures with detours available will be in effect between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. as follows:Saturday, September 11Ramp Closure: Westbound I-70 to southbound I-695 (Outer Loop).Detour: Take westbound I-70 to northbound I-695 (Inner Loop) to Exit 18B, westbound MD 26 (Liberty Road) through interchange and take ramp to southbound I-695 (Outer Loop).Sunday, September 12Ramp Closure: Eastbound I-70 to northbound I-695 (Inner Loop).Detour: Take eastbound I-70 to the Park and Ride lot, turn around to westbound I-70, past ramps to Security Boulevard and Cooks Lane to northbound I-695.Saturday, September 18Ramp Closure: Southbound I-695 (Outer Loop) to eastbound I-70.Detour: Take southbound I-695 exit ramp to Edmondson Avenue and loop back to I-70.Sunday, September 19Ramp Closure: Northbound I-695 (Inner Loop) to westbound I-70.Detour: Take eastbound I-70 to Park and Ride Lot, turn around to westbound I-70.These bridges are inspected every two years. The last inspection of the four bridges was performed in summer 2019. In case of inclement weather, the bridges will be inspected on the next possible Saturday or Sunday morning..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 NoteFrom 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.