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May 22-23: White Marsh Boulevard Overnight Closure

The I-95 Express Toll Lanes project at MD 43 is underway.

Night work is expected to disrupt traffic in the White Marsh area late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Between 10 p.m. on May 22 and 5 a.m. on May 23, as part of the , Exit 67B from northbound Interstate 95 to westbound MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) will be closed, Maryland Transportation Authority officials announced. 

A detour is planned from Exit 67A (eastbound White Marsh Boulevard), to eastbound MD 7 (Philadelphia Road), to westbound White Marsh Boulevard.

The ultimate goal of the project is to replace the MD 43 bridges over I-95 and 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, according to an MDTA release.

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

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.

Would you be willing to pay an extra toll to use an express lane? Tell us in the comments.

Eric Bromwell May 21, 2012 at 03:53 PM
What a deal! Even though YOUR tax dollars paid for this road, you won't get the opportunity to use the toll road unless you can afford the extra fee. This was a project that I was against when Governor Ehrlich approved the express toll lanes. I am still opposed to the idea that somehow you do not have the right to use the road you already paid for.
Paul Amirault May 21, 2012 at 04:17 PM
I thought the concept was for the tolls to pay for the new road $1 billion plus interest is a big nut. Of course no tolls ye! Any word on how the Inter-County Connector is doing financially? Been open six months?
Jeff Reyes May 21, 2012 at 09:51 PM
I drove the ICC in MOCO on Saturday for the 1st time and it was deserted. I think I saw 10 other cars the 15 mins I was on it. I can see this happening to these express lanes on 95 as well.
Other Tim May 22, 2012 at 12:06 AM
I knew the writing was on the wall for the ICC when I starting hearing the radio commercials about how great it is. I have never before heard of a massive advertising campaign to get people to use a new road before. One thing that I cannot understand: where does the express lane end up? Will the cars using it still need to slow down or stop to pay the tunnel tolls? Will one of the tubes be exclusively for use by the express lane payers?

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