FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2020
TWO-WAY TRAFFIC PATTERN CONTINUES
AT I-895 BALTIMORE HARBOR TUNNEL UNTIL END OF JUNE
Two-Way Traffic Will NOW Operate in Southbound Tube
Use I-695/Key Bridge or I-95/Fort McHenry Tunnel as Alternate Routes
WHAT: The northbound tube of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895) will be closed continuously until the end of June. Two-way traffic (one lane in each direction) will operate in the southbound tube. Motorists are reminded to obey speed limits and stay in your lane. In April, the southbound tube closed continuously for work with two-way in the northbound tube.
WHEN: Weather permitting, the northbound tube will close at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 19, until June 29. Drivers should expect additional tube closures as crews work towards the completion of this project. MDTA will issue additional traffic advisories as work progresses and schedules are finalized.
WHY: Toll Dollars at Work: The closures are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) three-year, $189 million project to replace the 60-year-old I-895 Bridge and the Holabird Avenue exit ramp north of the Harbor Tunnel and rehabilitate the Harbor Tunnel. The project began in April 2018 and is expected to be completed in summer 2021. Work includes repairs to the tunnel portal, approach walls, and tile & pump replacement. For details visit 895bmore.com. Follow #895bmore on Twitter.
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The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!