I-695 signMotorists Should Expect Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures, Plan for Extra Travel Time; Work Zone Monitored by Maryland Safe Zones Automated Speed Enforcement(December 29, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has begun a $39.8 million project to rehabilitate bridge decks and parapets on 10 bridges at the I-95 interchange with I-695 in the Arbutus area of southwestern Baltimore County. The project will improve interstate highway safety and ride quality at the interchange. 10 bridges Baltimore County along I-695MDOT SHA crews will install latex-modified concrete overlays on the bridge decks and replace existing concrete parapets (side barriers) and bridge deck overhangs. Work also will include full-depth paving; repair of structural steel; replacement of bridge drain inlets, joints, concrete curbs and slope protection; upgrading traffic barriers; and other drainage upgrades. MDOT SHA will perform the rehabilitation work on the following bridges (see map above): I-95 Ramp C (I-695 Outer Loop to I-95 North), crossing I-695.I-695 Ramp C (I-695 Outer Loop to I-95 North) crossing I-95 Ramp G (I-95 South to I-695 Outer Loop).I-95 North crossing I-695 Ramp C (I-695 Outer Loop to I-95 North) and Ramp G (I-95 South to I-695 Outer Loop).I-95 South crossing Ramp I (I-95 North to I-695 Inner Loop).I-95 South crossing I-695.I-95 South crossing over Ramp C (I-695 Outer Loop to I-95 North).I-95 Ramp G (I-95 South to I-695 Outer Loop) crossing I-695.I-95 North crossing I-695.I-95 North and Ramp H (Ramp from I-95 North to I-695 Outer Loop) crossing Sulphur Spring Road.I-95 South and Ramp D (I-695 Outer Loop to I-95 South), crossing Sulphur Spring Road. Work requiring temporary lane and ramp closures will take effect overnights, between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next day, Sunday evenings to Friday mornings. Crews will use digital message boards, signs and barrels to direct and detour drivers safely through the work zone. MDOT SHA contractor Wagman Heavy Civil Inc. of York, Pa, is performing the work, which is anticipated to be complete in summer 2025. More information can be found HERE. Customers with questions about this project or other 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. Safe Zones Automated Speed Enforcement helps protect work zone safety To improve work zone safety, MDOT SHA has deployed Maryland SafeZones Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras along I-95 at the I-695 interchange work area. SafeZones mobile enforcement vehicles rotate among designated construction zones along controlled-access highways with posted speed limits of 45 mph or higher. Crews place large signs in advance of the work zones to alert drivers of automated speed enforcement use. A speed trailer displaying the posted speed limit and drivers’ speeds in advance of the enforcement vehicle will be on site. A 21-day warning period began December 12 for southbound I-95 motorists exceeding the posted speed limit of 55 mph. A 21-day warning period for northbound I-95 motorists began December 27. After the 21-day warning period, Maryland State Police will review and authorize citations. By law, if a vehicle is recorded traveling at or above a specified rate over the posted speed limit, a $40 fine will be issued to the vehicle's registered owner. The posted speed is 55 mph in this area. Speeding violations have decreased by more than 90% in areas where the SafeZones program is deployed. Nationally, four out of five people injured in a work zone crash are passengers or drivers, not workers. ASE is currently deployed in eight other work zones in Maryland. For more information about the SafeZones program, visit www.safezones.maryland.gov. 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 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 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.