FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2019
Contact: John Sales
BALTIMORE HARBOR TUNNEL (I-895)
NORTHBOUND BORE REOPENS TO TRAFFIC JUNE 10
BALTIMORE, MD – The northbound bore of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895) will reopen to traffic at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10. When the northbound bore reopens, the Harbor Tunnel will operate 24/7 with one lane running northbound and two lanes running southbound.
As a reminder, northbound I-895 is closed 24/7 from the north side of the Harbor Tunnel to the Boston/O’Donnell Street exit ramp (Exit 11). Two-way traffic remains in effect on southbound I-895. Additionally, the I-895/Holabird Avenue exit ramp (Exit 10) remains closed 24/7. Northbound I-895 and the Holabird Avenue exit ramp will reopen to traffic in spring 2020.
The northbound Harbor Tunnel closed for 60 days on April 13 as part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $189 million I-895 Bridge Project. Work performed during the 60-day closure included drainage repairs, new line striping and the installation of a new concrete overlay within the northbound bore and at both portals.
The I-895 Bridge Project will replace the 60-year-old I-895 bridge, the MDTA’s only remaining structurally deficient bridge, located north of the Harbor Tunnel. Work includes replacing the Holabird Avenue exit ramp and rehabilitating the Harbor Tunnel, including repairs to the tunnel portal, approach ramps and walls, deck and tiles. The project began in April 2018 and is expected to be completed in summer 2021.
Motorists should avoid I-895 and use I-695 and I-95 as alternative routes. Motorists also should pay attention to electronic and static signs for up-to-date travel information. Visit the project website at 895bmore.com or 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!!
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