Traffic Shift on I-95 Northbound between MD 152 and MD 24
As part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $1.1 billion program to relieve congestion and improve travel along the I-95 corridor into Harford County, northbound I-95 between MD 152 to MD 24 will be shifting to a new traffic pattern. Anticipated to begin on July 2 (weather dependent), traffic will split with two lanes to the left and two lanes to the right on northbound I-95 between Exit 74 (MD 152) and Exit 77 (MD 24).
Motorists bound for Exit 77A (northbound and southbound MD 24) and Exit 77B (MD 924) should stay to the right of the concrete barrier approaching the split traffic pattern. Motorists bound for I-95 north are able to travel thru on either side of the concrete barrier approaching the traffic split condition (see graphic below). Temporary signs will be installed to direct motorists approaching the traffic split.
The MDTA reminds drivers to plan ahead and travel off-peak to avoid delays as this critical work continues. When the COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted and normal traffic returns to Maryland roads, traffic delays are typical in this area during afternoon peak periods, and particularly on summer Friday afternoons and evenings as Marylanders travel for weekend events. On average, motorists historically experience northbound Friday afternoon delays with queues up to nine miles and normal travel delays up to 20 minutes.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
Ground-mounted roadway signs and portable changeable message signs will inform motorists of the new traffic pattern prior to the switch. Due to the new traffic pattern, motorists should use extra caution while approaching the area. Stay up-to-date on this switch and other traffic changes and ramp openings along I-95. Visit mdta.maryland.gov/I95ETLNB/home.html