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MDOT SHA will close necessary lanes to shift traffic for I-695 construction

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Posted at 9:24 AM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 09:29:05-04

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will close one of three lanes on the outer loop I-695 and it's expecting to cause major delays.

The lane closure is scheduled to start the night of April 12, on the outer loop I-695 (southbound Baltimore Beltway) between south of US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) and MD 144 (Frederick Road). The single right lane closure will begin 9 p.m. and will be in effect until 5 a.m. Monday, April 15.

MDOT SHA officials said if there's a need for crews to close two right lanes, it's expected to occur between 12 midnight and 5 a.m. each morning, returning to a single lane closure.

The weekend-long single lane closure will allow construction crews to safely remove and re-install pavement markings, traffic signs and highway work zone barriers. After it is complete, crews can shift the traffic lanes onto the new bridge carrying the outer loop of I-695 over Edmondson Avenue.

Approximately 200,000 vehicles use this section of the Beltway each day, so motorists are urged to plan travel accordingly and use alternate routes.

The closure is part of MDOT SHA’s $68-million project to widen the outer loop I-695 in Catonsville. MDOT SHA said it's expected to continue until late summer 2021.