I-95, I-695 Lane Closures, June 17-21

Construction on the I-95 Express Toll Lanes project is expected to continue until 2014.

Lane closures are expected to begin June 17 and continue until June 21.

Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night and morning, between that Sunday and Thursday, "all lanes of westbound Interstate 695 (OUTER LOOP) at Interstate 95 (Exit 33) will be completely closed. The detour route will direct motorists to northbound I-95, to westbound MD 43 (Exit 67B, White Marsh Boulevard), to southbound I-95, to westbound I-695 (Exit 64)," according to a Maryland Transportation Authority release.

Contractors will perform steel girder placement as part of the .

The ultimate goal of the project is to attach planned toll lanes to MD 43. When complete, drivers may travel on existing lanes of I-95 at no additional cost, or may use express lanes by paying a toll, officials announced.

The White Marsh portion of the project comes at a $142.6 million cost and is expected to create 400 new jobs.

The total project, which stretches from north of White Marsh along I-95 to south of the Interstate 895/Moravia Road interchange, comes at a $1.03 billion cost and is expected to be finished by 2014, according to the MdTA.

Real-time traffic camera images of state roadways are available through the MdTA at mdta.maryland.gov. Travel information is also available by calling 511 or visiting md511.org.

Will the toll lanes change your commute at all? Do you plan to use them, or stay in the regular lanes? Tell us in the comments.

Dottie Cordwell June 16, 2012 at 04:27 PM
$1.03 BILLION DOLLARS? Really? Please let us know when the tolls overcome the cost. Welcome to Maryland...What's In Your Pocket!
Jae June 18, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Emily, what can you tell us about the construction work at the bridge near the Harbor Tunnel (895)? It is supposed to have a major effect on traffic. Have they started the work? Thank you.


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