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​Temporary Overnight Ramp Closures Required Sunday, April 24, Through Monday, May 2 

(April 21, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a project Sunday night, April 24, to upgrade guardrails on three interchange ramps along I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) in Baltimore County. The overnight work is expected to be completed by May 2.      

The three ramps are part of an MDOT SHA $3.2 million areawide contract to upgrade traffic barriers in Baltimore and Harford counties. MDOT SHA contractor L. S. Lee Inc., of York, Pa., will install the new barriers. Crews will temporarily close interchange ramps overnight and upgrade traffic barriers at the following locations:

I-695 East (Inner Loop) ramp to US 1 (Belair Road) South: 

  • 9 p.m. Sunday, April 24, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 25, and 
  • 9 p.m. Monday, April 25, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 26.    

Detour: I-695 Ramp to US 1 South, ramp to I-695 West, ramp to US 1 South.

US 1 North ramp to I-695 East (Inner Loop) 

  • 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, and 
  • 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 to 5 a.m. Thursday, April 28.

Detour: Ramp to I-695 West to ramp to US 1 South to ramp to I-695 East.

MD 147 North ramp to I-695 West (Outer Loop) 

  • 9 p.m. Thursday, April 28, to 5 a.m. Friday, April 29, and 
  • 9 p.m. Sunday, May 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 2.

Detour: MD 147 North to Joppa Road West to MD 41 (Perring Parkway) to South  I-695 West.

Crews will post portable digital message boards at each ramp in advance of the overnight ramp closure. Temporary traffic signs, reflective barrels and electronic arrow boards will alert and guide motorists through the ramp detour routes. In case of inclement weather, the ramp work and detours will take place on the next possible weeknights, between Sundays and Thursdays.       

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 in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.

Governor Larry Hogan has declared April as Work Zone Safety Month in Maryland. For more information on Work Zone Safety, visit and click on the work zone safety banner. Also follow MDOT SHA on Twitter @MDSHA and on Facebook at

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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.