I-895 Baltimore Harbor Tunnel: Enhance Mobility, Improve Safety and Reduce Emissions
Maryland Transportation Authority
Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Program
NIPA-23-24-MEGA and NSMFHP-23-24-INFRA
Federal Fiscal Year
Project Description: The I-895 Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (BHT) Enhancement Project will streamline a critical juncture in the Baltimore area’s interstate system that provides key connections to the Port of Baltimore. The existing infrastructure in this project area, including the I-895 mainline, bridges, and interchanges in this location, is unable to keep pace with traffic demand and the toll plaza represents an aging, collision-prone, pollution producing bottleneck in the region’s highway system. This project will modernize 1.1 miles of assets by replacing the toll plaza near BHT with an overhead gantry for electronic toll collection and the design, reconstruction, and reconfiguration of the mainline and interchanges along I-895 at Frankfurst Avenue and Childs Street in Baltimore.
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