Public meetings on I-95 Express Toll Lanes extension will cover noise barrier and bridge replacement plans

The Aegis

The Maryland Transportation Authority will host two public informational meetings next week regarding the I-95 Express Toll Lanes Northbound Extension Project.

The first meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 26, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Joppa-Magnolia Fire Hall, 1403 Old Mountain Road South in Joppa.

The second session will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, 4 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Overlea-Perry Hall Post 130, 8666 Silver Lake Drive in Perry Hall.

Part of Gov. Larry Hogan's Traffic Relief Plan announced in December 2017, the project extends the northbound express toll lanes and provides safety and capacity improvements from Route 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) to Route 24 (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway) in Harford County.

The proposed improvements will increase the quality of life for numerous communities with the addition of four new noise walls and will replace or rehabilitate five bridges that are more than 50 years old, according to the MDTA announcement about the meetings.

The express toll lanes extension is expected to be open to traffic in December 2022.

At the public meetings, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the project team; learn about the proposed safety and capacity improvements, including construction of overpass improvements and associated detours at Bradshaw Road and Old Joppa Road; learn about noise wall locations; and share ideas and ask questions

Residents can provide input on the MDTA website, by email at I95ETLNB@mdta.maryland.gov or by U.S. mail at Maryland Transportation Authority, Attn: William N. Pines, 8019 Corporate Drive, Suite F, Nottingham, Md., 21236.

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