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I-895 BALTIMORE HARBOR TUNNEL SOUTHBOUND BORE CLOSED WEEKENDS IN MARCH & APRIL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               

March 19, 2020

 

 

I-895 BALTIMORE HARBOR TUNNEL SOUTHBOUND BORE

CLOSED WEEKENDS IN MARCH & APRIL

Two-Way Traffic Will Operate in Northbound Bore; Motorists Should

Use I-695/Key Bridge or I-95/Fort McHenry Tunnel as Alternate Routes

 

WHAT:          The southbound bore of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895) will be closed continuously over the weekends for the remainder of March through the weekend of April 3.  Two-way traffic (one lane in each direction) will operate in the northbound bore. Motorists are reminded to obey speed limits and stay in your lane.

 

WHEN:           Weather permitting, the southbound bore will be closed:

  • From 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, to 4:30 a.m. Monday, March 23;
  • From 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, to 4:30 a.m. Monday, March 30; and
  • From 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, to 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 6.

 

WHY:             Toll Dollars at Work: The closures are part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) three-year, $189 million project to replace the 60-year-old I-895 Bridge and the Holabird Avenue  exit ramp north of the Harbor Tunnel. and rehabilitate the Harbor Tunnel. The project began in April 2018 and is expected to be completed in summer 2021. Beginning this weekend, weather permitting, the southbound bridge will close and two-way traffic will operate on the newly rebuilt northbound bridge, with one lane open in each direction. Later this spring, the southbound bore of the Harbor Tunnel will close 24/7 for 60 days, with two-way traffic operating in the northbound bore.  For details visit 895bmore.com. 

 

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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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