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.
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.