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All-Electronic (Cashless) Tolling / AET

Fort McHenry Tunnel I-95 All Electronic (Cashless) Tolling

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) began all-electronic tolling (AET) construction work in Fall 2021 at the Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) toll plaza. The project will implement permanent highway-speed AET at the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza. With cashless toll collection, there’s no slowing or stopping to pay tolls. Instead, motorists pay tolls at highway speed via E-ZPass, Pay-By-Plate or Video Tolling. Benefits include increased safety, less engine idling and better fuel efficiency.

The FMT project will convert the toll plaza area into highway-speed lanes by removing toll booths and canopy and will be completed in stages.

FMT I-95 All Electronic (Cashless) Tolling – Construction

Winter 2021 – Summer 2022

  • Toll lanes 6-8 Northbound are closed.
  • Toll lanes 16-19 Southbound are closed.
  • Removal of toll booths, islands and canopy in toll plaza lanes 6-8 Northbound and 16-19 Southbound.
  • Construction of tolling gantry and ITS/Electrical equipment installation.
  • Installation and testing of tolling equipment.

Summer 2022 – Summer 2023

  • Activation of overhead tolling gantry, and highway-speed cashless tolling begins through former toll plaza lanes 6-8 Northbound and 16-19 Southbound.
  • Removal of toll booths, islands, and canopy in lanes 1-5 and 9-11 Northbound, and lanes 14-15 and 20-24 Southbound.
  • Milling and final pavement overlay.

Fort McHenry Tunnel Driver’s Update

Starting March 28, weather permitting, four highway speed lanes through the former toll plaza will be open for motorists traveling I-95 northbound at the Fort McHenry Tunnel.

  • All motorists must obey the posted speed limits for the lane of travel.
  • Commercial vehicles and motorists using Exit 56/Keith Avenue should stay right.
  • Tolling remains in effect.
  • Always properly mount your E-ZPass transponder and keep your account up to date to receive the lowest toll rate.
  • Northbound tolls will be collected via new overhead electronic toll gantry just after the tunnel bore. 
  • With gantry activation, toll feedback displays in former plaza are deactivated.
  • Stay alert and adhere to overhead lane-use signals.

FMT AET Toll Plaza Demolition

Fort McHenry Tunnel I-95 AET Configuration at Former Toll Plaza Site

Rendering of FMT plaza.

Fort McHenry Tunnel AET Gantry Along I-95 Northbound and Southbound

Fort McHenry Tunnel AET Gantry Along I-95 Northbound and Southbound

Gantries rendering


Public Calendar

Mar 30

MDTA Board Meeting - March 30, 2023

9 AM


This public meeting is livestreamed and archived on the MDTA Board Meeting Homepage. The MDTA Board Meeting homepage also provides access to the meeting schedule, materials, agenda and minutes.

Apr 06

Capital Committee Meeting - April 6, 2023

9 AM

Virtual Teams Meeting

This public meeting is livestreamed and archived on the Capital Committee Meeting Homepage. The Finance Committee Meeting homepage also provides access to the virtual meeting, schedule, agenda, materials and minutes.

Apr 12

Spring Job Fair - Morgan State University

10 AM

Morgan State University
​​​​​​​University Student Center Tyler Ballroom
1700 E Cold Spring Ln
Baltimore, MD 21251

The Center for Career Development at Morgan State University cordially invites you to participate in our Spring 2023 Job Fair on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the University Student Center - Calvin & Tina Tyler Ballroom, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD, 21251.

This fair is open to the entire Morgan State University student body, as well as college students/alumni from surrounding colleges & universities.

(410) 537-7553