Here's what to look for if you are traveling in the Baltimore 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
U.S. 1 north -- Traffic from Miller Road to Sheradale Drive has been switched to the new three-lane roadway while the southbound roadway is reconstructed. There is daily two-lane traffic southbound until noon, when traffic is reversed to two lanes northbound. A concrete barrier prohibits left turns onto and from Miller Road. Miller Road will be closed for two months. Detours will be through Perry Hall Road and Pepper Hill Road.
I-95, from Baltimore Beltway (Interstate 695) to White Marsh Boulevard -- North from the Beltway to White Marsh Boulevard, single-lane closures and two-lane closures from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. South from White Marsh Boulevard to Beltway, single-lane closures and two-lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and single-lane closures from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Other closures may occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for paving and construction.
Route 7 -- Rossville Boulevard to Mayflower Road will be closed today through Tuesday for replacement of an existing box culvert. Detour Rossville Boulevard to U.S. 40 to Middle River Road. This work period may be extended depending upon site conditions
I-695, inner and outer loops -- Expect delays and single-lane closures from Belair Road to Perring Parkway during bridge construction Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Two lanes may be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for construction.
I-695, outer loop -- at Liberty Road (Route 26), the shoulder will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for sound barrier repairs.
I-695, inner and outer loops -- Through Aug. 25, expect daily lane closures for patching and paving from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m to 5 a.m., from Reisterstown Road to Greenspring Avenue.
I-695 interchange at Interstate 83 (Jones Falls Expressway) -- Maintenance work will be under way on two lanes of the inner loop of I-695 at I-83 near Thornton Road until noon today. To accommodate the construction, the right-hand lane of the northbound I-83 ramp will be closed. The slow lane of I-695's inner loop at I-83 also will be closed. This will allow traffic from the ramp to flow unhindered onto the Beltway. The two right lanes of the Beltway at Thornton Road will be closed for bridge repairs. Access to northbound I-83 will not be obstructed.
Route 175, from U.S. 1 to Gateway Drive -- Continuing through the fall, repaving will require single-lane closures during off-peak hours. All lanes will remain open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
U.S. 50/301, from Patuxent River to Severn River -- From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect lane closures in both directions to overlay existing pavements and to place temporary concrete barriers.
Routes 178/450, from Bestgate Road to Taylor Avenue -- Nightly lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, continuing through Nov. 1. for resurfacing and other work.
Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (U.S. 301) -- Through September, possible partial lane closures due to bridge painting.
Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) -- Roadway construction southbound lanes just beyond I-95 and I-895 split.
Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (U.S. 40) -- From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., bridge maintenance work may close one lane in each direction.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge (U.S. 50/301) -- From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting, bridge maintenance work may close one lane on either bridge. Two-way traffic may be operating on the westbound bridge. Obey overhead lane signals.
Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) -- Weather permitting, northbound, right lane will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for maintenance.
Route 450 at the Naval Academy -- Will be relocated during construction of new Severn River bridge. Signs are posted to alert motorists to the short detour. This will be in effect for two years.
Preston Street bridge over Jones Fall Expressway -- Closed between Brentwood and Mount Royal avenues for reconstruction. Bridge to reopen in January.
Eastern Boulevard (Route 150) at Wilson Point Road and entrance to Martin Marietta -- Brief lane closures to build larger turn lanes. This work will be finished during the fall.
Bus route changes:
The MTA has scheduled the following bus route changes for this week. Information: 539-5000; TTY for the hearing-impaired, 539-3497.
Beginning 7 a.m. today and continuing until 7 a.m. Tuesday, Philadelphia Road at Mayflower Road will be closed because of construction, necessitating the following temporary routes.
No. 35 -- Eastbound via regular route on Philadelphia Road to Rossville Boulevard, north on Rossville Boulevard, east on Franklin Square Drive, north on Eastern Family Resource Center Drive, north counterclockwise around the first circle, west on Franklin Square Drive to Lennings Road, then via regular route. Westbound via regular route from Essex Community College, eastbound on Franklin Square Drive to Lennings Road, east on Franklin Square Drive, north on Eastern Family Resource Center Drive, north counterclockwise around First Circle Drive, west on Rossville Boulevard, west on Philadelphia Road, then via regular route.
No. 55 -- Westbound via regular route northbound on Rossville Boulevard to Philadelphia Road, north on Rossville Boulevard, east on Franklin Square Drive, north on Eastern Family Resource Center Drive, north counterclockwise around First Circle Drive, west on Franklin Square Drive to Lennings Road, then via regular route. Eastbound via regular route on Philadelphia Road to Rossville Boulevard, north on Rossville Boulevard, east on Franklin Square Drive, north on Eastern Family Resource Center Drive, north counterclockwise around the first circle, west on Franklin Square Drive to Lennings Road, then via regular route.
Return to regular route
No. 21, 36 -- Eastbound buses on the No. 21 line will return to the regular route today using the Chase Street bridge and northbound buses on the No. 36 line will return to the regular route using the Fallsway Bridge now that reconstruction of both is complete.
No. 150 -- Until further notice, the route of westbound buses has been changed because of construction on Saratoga Street. Buses will temporarily travel the regular route northbound on Eutaw Street to Saratoga, then north on Eutaw, west on Franklin Street, west on the Interstate 170 Expressway, the via the regular route.