***TRAFFIC ALERT*** BGE TO WORK ON OVERHEAD ELECTRIC LINES ALONG CROMWELL BRIDGE ROAD AND MD 542 (LOCH RAVEN BOULEVARD)

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​Motorists Can Expect Intermittent Road Closures Between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m.

(May 20, 2022) – BGE will perform routine maintenance on high-elevation electric line poles along Cromwell Bridge Road and MD 542 (Loch Raven Boulevard) at the I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) interchange Sunday, May 22, between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) advises motorists to avoid the area during if possible, as there will be temporary traffic stops while the work is taking place.    

Beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday, a helicopter with BGE crews and equipment will fly several times over the intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard and Cromwell Bridge Road. Each flight operation may take up to 10 minutes.   

During each flight, Maryland State Police (MSP) will temporarily stop all traffic at these points: 

  • The intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard and Cromwell Bridge Road.     
  • The interchange ramp from Loch Raven Boulevard North and Cromwell Bridge Road to westbound I-695 (Outer Loop).   
  • The interchange ramp from westbound I-695 to Loch Raven Boulevard South and Cromwell Bridge Road.   

MDOT SHA advises motorists to plan ahead for extra travel time, look ahead for BGE crews on the ground, and obey MSP traffic control directions. Weather permitting, the BGE work will be complete by 1 p.m. In case of inclement weather Sunday, the BGE work will be performed Sunday, June 5.         

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.

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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