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I-695 Repairs and Rehabilitation at Sparrows Point Near Bear Creek

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I-695 Repairs and Rehabilitation at Sparrows Point near Bear Creek

The MDTA Board approved The Six-M Company Inc. for the construction services contract. The contract involves construction of a structurally supported concrete slab to replace a section of pavement and prevent future settlement of the roadway near the MD 157 (Peninsula Expressway) underpass; repair of backwalls, approaches, and miscellaneous superstructure repairs at six bridges crossing Bear Creek, MD 157 and the Tradepoint Atlantic Railroad; pavement patching; traffic barrier replacement; and drainage repairs.

Expected to begin major construction early in 2024, this system preservation project is necessary to address settlement of I-695 that has occurred since it was widened to a multi-lane, median-divided highway in the 1990s. Additional work also will be completed to rehabilitate and enhance the safety of I-695 in this area. Construction is expected to be complete in summer/fall 2025.

The project spans nearly three miles along the Baltimore Beltway, from the Broening Highway interchange (Exit 44) to just west of the MD 151 North Point Boulevard interchange (Exit 42). Throughout construction, I-695 will remain open with at least one lane of traffic in each direction maintained at all times. However, drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and should expect 5- to 10-minute delays during morning and afternoon rush hours.

The MDTA has designed the project in phases, with simultaneous work occurring to help minimize the impact to our motorists and local communities and businesses. To accommodate simultaneous work, drivers should expect contraflow traffic conditions across Bear Creek: one side of the bridge will be closed to traffic, while the other side will have one lane open in each direction.

Additionally, detours will be in effect during the second and third phases of the project, when the I-695 inner loop ramp to MD 157/MD 158, then the MD 158 ramp to I-695 outer loop, respectively, will be closed.

What’s New

Closures/Traffic Pattern Changes on i-695 at Sparrows Point Near Bear Creek Project Update! New Traffic Pattern Effective Mid-April


  • All traffic on I-695 Inner Loop must exit at Exit 42 (MD 151/North Point Blvd.)
  • Traffic bound for I-695 Outer Loop will take Eastbound MD 158
    (Bethlehem Blvd.) to the on-ramp to the Outer Loop.
  • Traffic exiting the I-695 Inner Loop wishing to return to the I-695 Outer Loop
    should follow Exit 42 towards MD 151 (North Point Blvd.) north to Cove Road.
  • Follow posted detours.
  • Expect one travel lane on the Outer Loop from MD 158 (Bethlehem Blvd.) to
    the MD 151 (North Point Blvd.) overpass.

The Maryland Transportation Authority is continuously evaluating roadway conditions as the project progresses. Major updates will be posted on the project website. For Key Bridge news, visit the Key Bridge Updates page. Sign up for email alerts at

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Toll Dollars At Work

Stay alert so no one get hurt!Crews will be performing essential roadwork as part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) I-695 at Sparrows Point near Bear Creek project to address and prevent future settlement of I-695 and to enhance the safety of I-695 in this area.

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Public Calendar

Apr 25

MDTA Board Meeting - April 25, 2024

8 AM

Livestream Event

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 27

DriveEzMD Team - Orioles Game at Camden Yards

4 PM

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4:05pm – 6:05pm

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May 02

Capital Committee Meeting - May 2, 2024

9 AM


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