Here's what to look for in Baltimore...


Here's what to look for in Baltimore area this week. This list 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

The right lane of northbound U.S. 1 from Miller Road to Sheradale Drive will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays for construction.

Traffic will be divided on I-95 from the Baltimore line to Metropolitan Boulevard for bridge overlays.

Expect delays and lane closures on Interstate 695 from Belair Road to Perring Parkway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 weekdays during bridge construction.

Route 176 (Dorsey Road) will be closed at Route 295 from 9 a.m. July 26 to 6 a.m. July 29 for construction on Route 100 at Route 295. Detours will be in effect.

West Liberty Road (Route 439) will be split into two-way traffic for about two weeks.

Light-rail construction

Lombard Street west of Howard Street is closed until 3 p.m. today. Detours: Charles Street north to Fayette Street, west on Fayette to Greene Street, south on Greene to Lombard; or Howard north to Fayette, west on Fayette to Greene, south on Greene to Lombard.

Bus route changes:

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

Summerfest Festival

From 4 p.m. to midnight July 16, 24 and 27, Preston Street between Cathedral and Howard streets will be closed for Summerfest Festival.

No. 21 -- Westbound via regular route on Preston to Cathedral, north on Cathedral, northwest on Mount Royal Avenue, southwest on Dolphin Street, south on Howard, west on Dolphin, then via regular route. No change eastbound. No. 210 -- Southbound via regular route to Preston and Cathedral, north on Cathedral, northwest on Mount Royal, southwest on Dolphin, south on Howard to Preston, then via regular route. No change northbound.

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