Motorists Urged to Add Extra Nighttime Commute Time and Consider Alternate Routes
Tonight, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a project to resurface I-95 between MD 100 and the Patapsco River Bridge (Baltimore/Howard County line) in Elkridge. The nearly $5 million project is expected to take approximately eight weeks to complete. Later this month, MDOT SHA will also resurface MD 32 in Howard County.
Crews will mill, patch and resurface 3.3 miles of northbound and southbound I-95 and add new reflective pavement markers. This work will enhance safety and improve ride quality for thousands of drivers.
Drivers can expect single and double lane closures Sundays through Thursdays starting at8 p.m. and continuing through 5 a.m. the next morning. MDOT SHA’s contractor, Allan Myers of Fallston, will begin work in the northbound lanes at MD 100. Once resurfacing is complete along northbound I-95, work will then start along southbound I-95. This section of I-95 was last resurfaced in 2007.
Approximately 200,000 motorists travel on this section of I-95 each day, with decreased traffic volumes during the evening and overnight hours. Motorists may want to consider using MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway), US 29 (Columbia Pike) or US 1 (Washington Boulevard) as alternate nighttime routes until the resurfacing project is complete.
In Columbia, MDOT SHA will resurface three miles of MD 32 between Guilford Road and the Middle Patuxent River Bridge beginning Tuesday, September 17. Motorists can expect single lane closures Sunday through Thursday starting at 8 p.m. and continuing through 5 a.m. the next morning.
This $3 million project is expected to be complete late fall. MDOT SHA awarded the contract to Allan Myers of Fallston.
This section of MD 32 has an average daily traffic volume of approximately 97,000, with significantly lower traffic volumes at night. It was last resurfaced in 1995.
MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for work crews and motorists. Drivers are urged to stay alert, focus on the road and look for highway workers, reduced speed limits and narrow driving lanes. Drive like you work here and please slowdown in construction zones.
For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, click on Road Ready, MDOT SHA’s electronic construction brochure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log onto md511.maryland.gov.