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Use I-95 as Alternate Route

July 14, 2016

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) announces a $48.5 million bridge deck and superstructure replacement for the bridge carrying I-895 over the Patapsco River Flats, located between Exit 4 (MD 295) and Exit 6 (I-97 and MD 2 spur road). This preservation project, funded completely by toll revenue, is part of the MDTA's commitment to preserving and maintaining the state's aging toll bridges, tunnels and highways.
Weather permitting, the right lane on northbound I-895 across the Patapsco Flats bridge will be closed continuously (24/7) starting Monday, July 18, at 10 p.m. for the first stage of construction. 
A 24/7 right lane closure on southbound I-895 across the bridge will begin in early August. Southbound traffic approaching the work zone will have to keep right to use Exit 6 and stay left to remain on I-895. When this stage is complete in the fall, the northbound and southbound right lanes will reopen and the left lanes will be closed continuously.
In later stages of construction, there will be two-way traffic on southbound I-895 – one lane in each direction – for about one year while crews work on the northbound side of the bridge. When complete, two-way traffic will operate on northbound I-895 for about one year while crews work on the southbound side.
Motorists should expect delays during peak travel times and use I-95/Fort McHenry Tunnel as an alternate route. The MDTA will update motorists on changing traffic patterns via traffic advisories, social media and
The entire project is anticipated to be complete in summer 2019. McLean Contracting Company of Glen Burnie will replace the bridge's superstructure in its entirety, which will reduce the number of bridge joints for a smoother ride. Work also includes concrete removal and repairs. The MDTA is taking the necessary steps to protect the marshland during construction. The Patapsco Flats bridge was built in 1957 and underwent minor rehabilitation four years ago.
Motorists should pay attention to electronic and static signs for up-to-date travel information. To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at Find us on Facebook at
The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!
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