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Speed cameras go live on I-895 as three year construction project begins

Posted: 8:02 AM, Nov 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-26 13:02:00Z

Some big changes are coming to one of the major interstate highways in Baltimore.

Construction begins this week and will last three years as crews work on updating I-895.

Starting on Monday,  a new speed camera will go live between the Harbor Tunnel and the Lombard Street exit on the southbound side. Then on Tuesday, the northbound lanes of 895 between the Harbor Tunnel and Boston Street will be completely shut down. 

After two years of that, crews will switch to the southbound lanes as part of a project to replace the 60-year-old bridge. 

If you usually take I-895, you should take I-95 or I-695 as an alternate route if you want to avoid traffic.

READ MORE: Two year construction project to begin for I-895 in Baltimore

If you do decide to take I-895, the posted speed limit in this zone is 50 miles per hour and if you exceed that you will be paying the price.

There will be a warning period over the next three weeks, and then starting on Monday, December 17, the speed cameras will start issuing citations and you could face a $40 fine.