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Here's what to look for if you're traveling in the Baltimor metropolitan area this week. This list of highway projects includes only newly announced work, not continuing construction, which is extensive on several highways, including Interstate 95, U.S. 50/301 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

New Highway projects

No new projects are planned for the week of June 9.

'Light-rail construction

Lombard Street west of Howard Street is closed until 3 p.m today. Primary detour: Westbound traffic on Lombard Street will proceed north on Charles Street to Fayette Street, west on Fayette to Greene Street, south on Greene to Lombard. Second detour: Westbound traffic on Lombard will proceed north on Howard to Fayette, west on Fayette to Greene, south on Greene to Lombard.

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.

Summer schedules

Summer bus schedules go into effect next Sunday. New service will be added to five bus lines, one bus route changed, and new schedules issued for many lines. Also, all Sunday bus service will continue to be accessible to wheelchair passengers.

New service

No. 2 -- Some Catonsville/Paradise trips will travel via Yale Heights on the weekends. Some late evening weekday service via Yale Heights will also be provided.

No. 3 -- Selected Sunday service on Cromwell Bridge Road will travel via Hillendale.

No. 14 -- Buses scheduled between State Center and Jumpers Hole will travel via Hospital Drive and Oakwood Road.

No. 26 -- All express service will travel Seminary Avenue to and from downtown Baltimore. No direct bus service will run between the Providence Road Park 'n' Ride lot and downtown Baltimore. Two evening trips serving the Timonium, Lutherville, and Providence Road Park' n' Ride lots will be eliminated.

No. 64 -- The Brooklyn Homes bus loop will no longer serve as the terminus for the line on weekends. A new terminus will be established in Curtis Bay. The line will continue to serve Brooklyn Homes along Tenth Street between Virginia and Patapsco avenues on weekends. Selected weekend trips will continue to operate to the Brooklyn Homes loop, although some trips that now operate to the loop will be extended to Curtis Bay. The schedule of bus service to Wagner's Point/Fairfield will be readjusted.

Route change

No. 44 -- The layover point of the Brighton service will be changed to the Reisterstown Plaza Metro station. From the metro station, morning buses will travel west to Brighton before continuing on their regular route. Evening trips will proceed westbound through Brighton and then lay over at the Reisterstown Plaza Metro station before beginning the regular eastbound route.

New Schedules

Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 (both), 7 (both), 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, 35, 36, 43, 44, 51, 55, 61, 62, 64, 66, 70, 77, 86, 91, 120, 140, 150, 160, 210, M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M9, M10, M12, M16 (Social Security and the Baltimore Metro).

Temporary reroutings

Until 5 a.m. tomorrow and again the next two weekends, construction of the future Central Light Rail Line at the intersection of Lombard and Howard streets necessitates the following temporary routes:

No. 7 -- Westbound via regular route on Lombard to Charles Street, north on Charles, west on Fayette Street, north on Paca Street, then via regular route.

Nos. 10, 19, 27 -- Westbound via regular route on Lombard to Charles, north on Charles, west on Fayette, north on Eutaw Street, then via regular route.

Nos. 11 (southbound), 31 (westbound) -- Southbound on Liberty to Fayette, west on Fayette, south on Eutaw, west on Lombard, then via regular route.

Nos. 15, 23 -- Westbound via regular route westbound on Saratoga to Park Avenue, north on Park, west on Franklin Street, south on Greene Street, west on Saratoga, then via regular route. There is no change in eastbound service, but the bus stop on Saratoga at Howard will be temporarily discontinued.

Nos. 9, 18 -- Until further notice, these lines will not operate on Deereco Road between the Timonium Park' n' Ride and Padonia Road. The lines will operate to and from the Park 'n' Ride via Green Spring Drive and Timonium and York roads.

No. 33 (Sinclair and Moravia branch) -- Until further notice, Moravia Road will be closed to all westbound traffic between Harford Road and Walther Avenue because of construction. Westbound via regular route to Moravia and Walther, south on Walther, west on Parkside Drive, west on Argonne Drive, then via regular route.

No. 9 (Springlake service) -- Until further notice, Providence Road between Hart and Stags Head roads will be closed for construction. Northbound via regular route to Providence and Stags Head, west on Stags Head, north on Margarette Road, west on Seminary Avenue, then via regular route.

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