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Here's what to look out for if you're traveling in the Baltimore metropolitan area this week, based on information from state and local highway agencies and the Mass Transit Administration. The list of highway projects includes only newly announced work, not ongoing construction, which is currently extensive on several highways, including Interstate 95, U.S. 50/301 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Highway plans are subject to change because of weather or other factors.

New highway projects

* I-95, southwest of Baltimore, one lane southbound closed 6 a.m.-2 p.m. today over Sulphur Spring Road for bridge deck repairs.

* U.S. 1, northbound, Miller Road to Sheradale Drive, right lane closed Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and 7 p.m.-11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Light-rail construction

* Dolphin Street between Howard Street and Mount Royal Avenue now one-way westbound. Traffic coming from south via Martin Luther King Boulevard destined for northbound Jones Falls Expressway continues east to Chase Street, east on Chase to Cathedral Street, then north at 1100 block of Cathedral to Mount Royal Avenue and expressway.

Bus route changes

The MTA has scheduled the following changes in bus routes for this week. For more information, call 539-5000; TTY for the hearing-impaired, 539-3497.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 19, 20, 23, 27, 35, 36, 61, 62, !! 64 and 91 -- Today's St. Patrick's Day parade will temporarily reroute these bus lines between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The parade begins at the Washington Monument, travels south on Charles Street to Pratt Street, then east on Pratt to Market Place.

Foot race

A St. Patrick's Day foot race today will temporarily divert these bus lines between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. today.

No. 28 -- Because of the staging of runners on Mount Royal Avenue, northbound buses will travel regular route to Howard Street and Park Avenue, then northwest on Park to McMechen Street, then via regular route. Southbound, via regular route to Park and McMechen, then southeast on Park, south on Howard, then resume regular route.

No. 30 -- Northbound, via regular route to McMechen and Park, then north on Park, east on North Avenue to Mount Royal, then via regular route. No change southbound.

Pimlico Shuttle

With the resumption of on-site racing at Pimlico Race Course, the MTA's Pimlico Shuttle between Rogers Avenue Metro station and the race track continues to operate. This month the shuttle operates Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Beginning next month the shuttle will also run on Monday. The one-way fare is $1.10. Monthly transit passes are accepted, and transfers will be issued and accepted.

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