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Northbound bore of I-895 tunnel to reopen Monday

Posted at 1:46 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 13:49:32-04

BALTIMORE — Drivers navigating the prolonged construction project underway on I-895 near the Harbor Tunnel will get a little reprieve as the northbound bore of the tunnel is set to reopen to traffic Monday.

The Maryland Transportation Authority said the northbound bore will reopen at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10, at which point the Harbor Tunnel will flow with two-way traffic, one lane heading north and two going south, 24 hours a day. The reopening puts to an end a 60-day construction campaign that originally closed the northbound portion of the tunnel on April 13.

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Drivers will still need to find alternate routes of travel or be prepared to navigate detours along I-895, as the highway is closed from the north side of the tunnel to the Boston/O’Donnell Street exit ramp (Exit 11). Two-way traffic will flow on the southbound I-895 travel lanes. The Holarbird Avenue (Exit 10) exit ramp remains closed. Both the northbound span of I-895 and the Holarbid Avenue exit are scheduled to reopen by the spring of 2020, MdTA said.

The 60-day closure was part of the I-895 Bridge Project, a year-long, $189 million construction initiative to replace the I-895 bridge. During the recent tunnel closure, MdTA said road crews performed drainage repairs, and installed new line striping and concrete overlays.