Here's what to look for if you...


Here's what to look for if you are traveling in the Baltimore metropolitan area this week.

New highway projects

Interstate 695, inner and outer loops, from Reisterstown Road to Greenspring Avenue -- Through July 1, expect daily lane closings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for patching and paving.

U.S. 50 bridge over Sinepuxent Bay at Ocean City -- Monday through Friday, one lane in each direction will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for mechanical repairs to the bridge. Temporary 10-minute closures in both directions will occur occasionally. During the same period, the bridge will be closed to marine traffic.

I-695 at Milford Mill Road -- Today, from 5 a.m. to noon, two lanes on the outer loop of I-695 between Interstate 795 and Liberty Road (Route 26) will be closed for bridge deck repairs.

U.S. 50/301 from the Patuxent River to the Severn River -- From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect lane closures on eastbound and westbound U.S. 50/301 to overlay existing pavements and to place temporary concrete barriers.

York Road, Route 45 -- Expect lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday between Fairmount and Bellona avenues for paving.

I-95, at the westbound Eastern Avenue access ramp to southbound I-95 -- Ramp will be closed for 45 days beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow to facilitate repaving and bridge repairs on I-95.

Bus route changes:

Highlandtown festival

The Highlandtown Merchants Festival today will close Eastern Avenue between Clinton and Grundy streets and Conkling Street between Bank and Fleet streets, temporarily diverting these buses until 8 p.m.

No. 10 -- Southbound via regular route to eastbound on Eastern at East Avenue, south on East, east on Fleet, north on Haven Street, east on Eastern, then via regular route. Northbound via regular route to westbound on Eastern at Haven, south on Haven, west on Fleet, north on East, west on Eastern, then via regular route.

No. 23 -- Eastbound via regular route to southbound on Grundy at Gough Street, east on Gough, south on Haven, east on Eastern, then via regular route. No change westbound.

Arbutus arts festival

No. 31 -- Trips to Halethorpe and Washington Boulevard will be rerouted today from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. because East Drive from Linden Avenue to Sulphur Spring Road will be closed for the Arbutus Arts Festival. Westbound via regular route south and east on Linden, south and west on Old Sulphur Spring Road, west on Sulphur Spring, south on Carville Avenue, then via regular route. Eastbound via regular route north on Oregon Avenue to Sulphur Spring, east on Sulphur Spring, north on Old Sulphur Spring, north and west on Linden Avenue to East Drive, then via regular route.

Temporary route changes

No. 11 (Lutherville service) -- Construction work has closed the Lutherville Park-and-Ride bus loop until further notice, temporarily rerouting buses. Northbound via regular route on York Road to Ridgely Road, north on York, west on Timonium Road, south on Aylesbury Road to the temporary layover in advance of York. Southbound from layover, east on Aylesbury, south on York to Ridgely, then via regular route.

Nos. 14, 28 (Cherry Hill), 51 (Cherry Hill), 64 -- In Westport, the temporary closure of Waterview Avenue between Cherry Hill Road and Sidney Avenue until 6 a.m. tomorrow, due to light-rail construction, will reroute buses. Southbound via current route on Annapolis Road to Wenburn Street, east on Wenburn, south on Kloman Street, east on Waterview, then via regular route. Northbound via current route west on Waterview to Kloman, north on Kloman, west on Wenburn, west on Russell Street, then via regular route.

Nos. 23 Express, 160 -- The ramp from westbound Eastern Avenue to southbound I-95 is closed for construction, temporarily diverting buses until further notice. Westbound via regular route on Eastern Avenue to I-95, west on Eastern, south on Kane Street, south on Dundalk Avenue, west on Boston Street, west on Interstate Avenue, south on I-95, then via regular route. No change eastbound.

Permanent route change

No. 1 (Port Covington service) -- Effective immediately, the new permanent route of this bus line when southbound is via regular route on Key Highway to McComas Street, west on McComas, south on Hanover Street, south on West Cromwell Street, then east on West Cromwell to the designated layover. Northbound layover, east and north on West Cromwell, east on McComas then via regular route.

Continuing diversion

No. 9 -- With York Road closed to southbound traffic at Allegheny Avenue, northbound buses are diverted from regular route to York and Pennsylvania Avenue, north on York, north on Dulaney Valley Road, west on Fairmount Avenue, north on York, then via regular route. Southbound via regular route to York and Fairmount, east on Fairmount, south on Dulaney Valley, south on York, then via regular route.

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