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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 – Fall 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.

NORTHBOUND I-95
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.

Fort McHenry Tunnel Toll Plaza That Was Then

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

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MDTA Board Meeting - April 25, 2024

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Capital Committee Meeting - May 2, 2024

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