***BALTIMORE BELTWAY TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO SHIFT TRAFFIC, INSTALL WORK ZONE BARRIERS ON I-95 AT I-695 (BALTIMORE BELTWAY) IN ARBUTUS, BALTIMORE COUNTY NEXT WEEK

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​Overnight Lane and Ramp Closures Will Be in Effect Starting Monday Night, November 28; Motorists are Encouraged to Allow Extra Drive Time During the Work 

(November 23, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin shifting traffic lanes and installing work zone traffic barriers at the I-95/I-695 interchange in Arbutus, Baltimore County on Monday, November 28. This work is to prepare for the rehabilitation of 10 bridges within the interchange. This work is expected to be completed by December 1, weather permitting. 

The overnight lane and ramp closures are scheduled as follows: 

Monday Night, November 28 

Motorists can expect single-lane closures in Arbutus on southbound I-95 at I-695 beginning at 7 p.m., then a double-lane closure at 9 p.m., and a triple lane closure at midnight until 5 a.m. the next day. MDOT SHA will also close the ramp from southbound I-95 to the outer loop of I-695 (eastbound) from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day. Motorists will be detoured to southbound Caton Avenue to southbound US 1 Alternate (Washington Boulevard) and continue to to a left-turn at traffic signal to the ramp back to eastbound I-695.   

Tuesday Night, November 29                       

There will be a single-lane closure on southbound I-95 at I-695 beginning at 7 p.m., then a double-lane closure at 9 p.m., until 5 a.m. the next day to install temporary barrier. The ramp from northbound I-95 to the outer loop of I-695 will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day. Motorists will be detoured to northbound I-95 to northbound Caton Avenue and to a left-turn ramp to southbound I-95. Motorists will then proceed southbound I-95 to a left exit ramp to eastbound I-695 (Outer Loop) to Glen Burnie.   

Wednesday night, November 30 

There will be a single-lane closure in both directions of I-95 at I-695 beginning at 7 p.m., then a double-lane closure at 9 p.m., and a triple-lane closure at midnight until 5 a.m. the next day. The ramp from northbound I-95 to eastbound I-695 (Outer Loop) will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day. Motorists will be directed to northbound Caton Avenue to the left-turn ramp to southbound I-95 and then proceed southbound I-95 back to the outer loop of I-695 toward Glen Burnie.   

Thursday Night, December 1 

There will be a single-lane closure on northbound I-95 beginning at 7 p.m., then a double-lane closure at 9 p.m., and a triple-lane closure at midnight until 5 a.m. the next day.  

During the work, motorists are encouraged to plan for extra travel time and consider alternate routes. Crews will use digital message boards, temporary signs, and barrels to direct drivers safely through the nighttime work zone. 

The main project ​includes the installation of new riding surfaces on 10 bridges within the I-95 / I-695 interchange and the replacement of concrete traffic barriers and parapets. Customers who have questions about this work on I-95 and other projects on state-maintained roads in Baltimore County may call the MDOT SHA District 4 Office – Construction Division at 410-229-2300 or toll-free at 1-866-998-0367. 

Maryland’s Move Over Law requires motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares or other caution signals. The expanded law is in place to protect emergency responders and all motorists who encounter a roadside emergency.

​​​​​​​​​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 road​s.ma​ryl​and.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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