In an effort to deter speeders as the state begins a two-year-long construction project on I-895 in Baltimore, the Maryland Department of Transportation will deploy speed cameras in work zones beginning Monday, Nov. 26.
The large-scale construction project replacing the 60-year-old bridge north of I-895's Harbor Tunnel will begin Nov. 27.
The Automated Speed Enforcement program will place equipment in the construction area north of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, MDOT, the Maryland Transportation Authority, and the Maryland State Police said in a statement.
Cameras will be deployed on southbound I-895 between the Harbor Tunnel and Lombard Street (Exit 12). Advanced warning signs will be displayed to alert drivers, as well as a "speed trailer," the large electronic signs that present drivers with the speed their vehicle is currently traveling. Police will begin issuing citations on Monday, Dec. 17, following a 21-day warning period. Vehicles traveling 12 or more miles per hour over the posted speed limit, which is 50 mph in this work area, will be issued a $40 fine to the registered owner.
The equipment is part of the Maryland SafeZones initiative meant to slow drivers and make them more aware of the potential dangers of traveling through work zones.