JOPPA, MD – In coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and Maryland State Police (MSP) Maryland SafeZones Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will deploy automated speed enforcement (ASE) equipment for construction activities along Interstate 95 in Harford County.
Beginning Monday, September 23, ASE equipment will be deployed on northbound I-95 between MD 152 (Mountain Road) and MD 24.
This equipment will be used to slow drivers in the work zones currently in place on this stretch of I-95. 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 MSP will authorize citations starting Monday, October 14. By law, if a vehicle is recorded traveling 12 or more miles over the posted speed limit (the posted speed is 65 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 $21 million project for I-95 improvements between MD 152 and MD 24 in Harford County. Work includes roadway widening and pavement resurfacing.
The project began in April 2019 and is scheduled for completion in winter 2021.