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I-895 at Frankfurst Avenue Interchange Improvements Project


    OVERVIEW

    The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has completed a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Study to evaluate proposed toll plaza and interchange improvements near the I-895 tunnel in Baltimore City. Once final design is complete, construction is planned to begin in 2026.


    PROJECT INFORMATION

    ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE:

     

    • December 2020 Virtual Public Meeting
    • December 2021 Draft Environmental Document
    • March 2022 Preliminary Engineering Final Environmental Evaluation
    • Spring 2022 Preliminary Engineering
    • July 2023 Industry Forum
    • April 2024 Informational Open House
    • 2024 Advertise Request for Qualifications
    • 2026 Design-Build Notice to Proceed

    PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

    VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING:

    A Virtual Public Meeting was held for the project on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

    Meeting attendees learned about the project purpose and need, proposed project improvements and how they address the purpose and need, potential project impacts and mitigation, and anticipated project schedule. The meeting included a video presentation (provided below), followed by a question and answer period.

    I-895 BHT Toll Plaza and Interchange Improvements Video_2020-12-07 from TheMDTA on Vimeo.
    I-895/Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Toll Plaza and Interchange Improvements Project Virtual Public Meeting – Script (PDF Download)

     


    JULY 2023 INDUSTRY FORUM

    I-895 Industry Forum - Follow link to open the Industry Forum FlyerOn July 19th, 2023, MDTA held an Industry Forum for the I-895 at Frankfurst Avenue Interchange Improvements Project. At the Forum, companies interested in working on this design-build project heard more about the project characteristics, procurement schedule and process from MDTA. Attendees also had the opportunity to network with companies looking for teaming partners.

    A link to the presentation is available below, along with a list of Industry Forum participants.


    TITLE VI COMPLIANCE

    What Is Title VI?

    • Title VI, 42 U.S.C., * Section 2000d et seq., was enacted as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI-related statutes and regulations provide that no person shall on the ground of race, color, national origin, sex, English proficiency, or disabilities be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.

      The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its programs and services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Why Is Title VI Important?

    Title VI ensures that public services, including transportation, are provided in an equitable and nondiscriminatory manner.

    Title VI provides opportunities for public participation in decision-making without regard to race, color, or national origin, including populations with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

    Among other things, in operating a federally-assisted program, the MDTA and its sub-recipients cannot on the basis of race, color, or national origin, either directly or indirectly:

    • Deny program services, aids, or benefits
    • Provide a different service, aid, or benefit, or provide them in a manner differently than they are provided to others
    • Segregate or separately treat individuals in any matter related to the receipt of any services, aid, or benefit.

    Please Fill Out a Survey

    MDTA strives to involve all groups relevant to its project in its public involvement activities. Please fill out and submit a Demographic Information Survey (PDF Download) to assist MDTA in planning outreach to communities during the course of the project.

    Filing a Complaint / Seeking Assistance

    Should you need LEP assistance or if you believe MDTA is not meeting the expectations of Title VI, you may direct questions, concerns, or file a complaint by:

    • Filing a Title VI complaint up to 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination, by completing and submitting the agency's Title VI Complaint Form to MDTA’s Office of Equal Opportunity.

    • Mailing the Title VI Complaint Form to:

      • Title VI Program Manager
        Division of Civil Rights & Fair Practices
        Office of Equal Opportunity
        Maryland Transportation Authority
        2310 Broening Highway
        Baltimore, MD 21224

    • Emailing the Title VI Complaint Form may to MDTAeeo@MDTA.state.md.us or faxed to MDTA's Office of Equal Opportunity at: 410-537-1044.

    More information about Title VI can be found on the MDTA’s Title VI webpage.


    Doing Business with the MDTA

    Interested in working with the MDTA? You can find valuable information on where to find contracts using eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA), resources and assistance through the MDTA Division of Civil Rights and Fair Practices (CRFP), MBE Certification Information and the Certified MBE Directory, and contact information for Minority and Women owned businesses by visiting our Business page.


    Contact Us

    MDTA Project Manager

    Mr. Jason Stolicny
    Highway Discipline Manager
    Maryland Transportation Authority
    I895tollplaza@mdta.maryland.gov

    ATTN: I-895 at Frankfurst Avenue Interchange Improvements Project
    300 Authority Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21222

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