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3/31/2011SHA Temporarily Closes Ramp at I-695/Liberty Road Interchange at Night April 3-6

Drivers Advised to Plan for Overnight Closures and Full Traffic Stops along Liberty Road April 3-6

(March 31, 2011) – The State Highway Administration (SHA) is temporarily closing and detouring ramps to install structural steel for the I-695 (Baltimore Beltway)/MD 26 (Liberty Road) Bridge replacement project.  

During the week of April 3, construction crews will set steel beams, requiring temporary ramp and lane closures and several total traffic stoppages at the I-695/Liberty Road interchange.  Beginning 7 p.m. Sunday, April 3, SHA will institute overnight lane and ramp closures at the interchange Sunday – Thursday nights.  The temporary closures are as follows:

• 7 p.m. – 5 a.m.  Single right lane closures along the inner and outer loop of I-695; and
• 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.:  Closure and detour at Exit 18B ramp from I-695 north (Beltway Inner Loop) to Liberty Road west.  Detour Route: I-695 north past Exit 19, I-795 (Northwest Expressway) to Exit 20, MD 140 (Reisterstown Road), through the interchange to I-695 south, past Exit 19 back to Exit 18 and Liberty Road west.  

Liberty Road:
• 7 p.m. – 5 a.m.: Single left lane closures along Liberty Road east and west in the vicinity of the I-695 interchange; and
• 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.: Crews will periodically stop all traffic on both directions of Liberty Road at the interchange for up to 15 minutes at a time to move the steel beams into place over Liberty Road.

In case of inclement weather, the steel beam work and overnight lane closures and ramp detours will take place the week of April 10.

Citizens who have questions about I-695 or any other State highway in Baltimore County may contact SHA’s District 4 Office at 410-229-2300, toll-free at 1-866-998-0367 or by email at

SHA encourages all motorists to drive responsibly and “Think Orange” while driving through highway work zones by driving the speed limit and remaining alert at all times.  Learn more about work zone safety and the Choose Safety for Life Campaign at