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Expect late-night delays on Baltimore Beltway at Frederick Road ramp March 3-5

Highway and Road TransportationMaryland State Police

Beginning Sunday, March 3, the State Highway Administration will start removing the steel girders from the Frederick Road Bridge over the Baltimore Beltway.

The removal will require temporary lane closures and detour of traffic on Interstate 695 at Frederick Road overnight.

Beam removal and closures will take place on the inner loop (northbound) side first.  

Double lane closures on the Beltway will begin at 10 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Motorists should be prepared for Maryland State Police to slow, and even stop, traffic any time between midnight and 5 a.m., for up to 15 minutes at a time. 

During those 15-minute closures, police and construction crews will detour all I-695 traffic through the Frederick Road interchange area ramps and back onto I-695.  

In case of inclement weather, the girder removal will take place on the next possible weeknight.

The projected work schedule is as follows:

• Sunday, March 3, Northbound I-695

Double lane closures, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

• Monday, March 4, Southbound I-695

Double lane closures, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

• Tuesday, March 5, Southbound I-695

Double lane closures, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Motorists should plan for extra travel time along I-695 during the work period.  

The steel girder removal and late night detours are part of SHA's $16.5 million project to replace the Frederick Road bridge over I-695 and improve traffic operations and safety at the interchange.  

SHA's contractor for the project is American Infrastructure Inc. of Fallston.

For information about the construction work on I-695, Frederick Road or any other state highway in Baltimore or Harford counties, contact SHA's District 4 Office at 410-229-2420 or email shadistrict4@sha.state.md.us.  

For current travel information, call 511 or go to http://www.md511.org.

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