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SPEED CAMERA ENFORCEMENT BEGINS ON SOUTHBOUND I-895 NORTH OF BALTIMORE HARBOR TUNNEL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 21, 2018

 

SPEED CAMERA ENFORCEMENT BEGINS ON SOUTHBOUND I-895

 

NORTH OF BALTIMORE HARBOR TUNNEL

Speed limit within work zone remains 50 mph

 

BALTIMORE, MD – In coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration and Maryland State Police (MSP) Maryland SafeZones Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) and MDTA Police will deploy ASE equipment for construction activities north of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895).

 

Beginning Monday, Nov. 26, ASE equipment will be deployed on southbound I-895 between the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and south of Lombard Street (Exit 12).  This equipment will be used to slow drivers in the work zone currently in place on this stretch of I-895.  Advance warning signs are in place prior to the work zone to alert drivers of automated speed enforcement use and a “speed trailer” will be on-site to display drivers’ speeds.

 

After a 21-day warning period, the MDTA Police will authorize citations starting Monday, Dec. 17.  By law, if a vehicle is recorded traveling 12 or more miles over the posted speed limit (the posted speed is 50 mph at this location), a $40 fine will be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle. 

 

Maryland SafeZones’ goal is to slow drivers and make work zones safer environments for work crews, drivers and passengers.  Even when workers are not present, work zones can be dangerous due to uneven pavement, lane shifts, reduced shoulders and other modifications.  For more information on the program, visit safezones.maryland.gov.

 

The current work is part of the MDTA’s $189 million project to replace the bridge located north of the Harbor Tunnel.  Work also includes replacing the Holabird Avenue exit ramp (Exit 10) and rehabilitating the Harbor Tunnel, including repairs to the tunnel portal, approach ramps and walls, deck and tiles.  The project is scheduled for completion in 2021.

 

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The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!

 

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