Maryland State Police are working with Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) officials to inform drivers of a significant road closure on I-695 that will begin Saturday night.
Beginning at 10 p.m., the recovery efforts of a disabled tractor trailer carrying a large equipment will close a portion of I-695 until 5 a.m. on Sunday. Motorists are reminded all lanes on the inner loop of I-695 of MD 542 (Loch Raven Boulevard) will be shut down.
Currently, the right transition lane from northbound Loch Raven Boulevard to the inner loop is closed. There are stop signs visible at the top of the ramp, but public safety officials recommend that drivers continue to Cromwell Bridge Road and use that interchange to access the inner loop of I-695.
Depending on the weather, all lanes of the inner loop of I-695 between Loch Raven Boulevard and Perring Parkway are scheduled to close while cranes are utilized to lift and remove equipment from the right shoulder. Detour routes will be set up for the extended period of time.
Before heading out today, motorists are urged to check the State Highway Administration traveler information website at www.md511.org or call 511 for up to date information about highway hazards, traffic crashes, travel delays and road closures.