NOTTINGHAM, MD—Motorists using Interstate 95 should prepare for a traffic pattern shift beginning in April.
As part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $1.1 billion program to relieve congestion and improve travel along the I-95 corridor into Harford County, northbound I-95 between MD 152 to MD 24 will be shifting to a new traffic pattern.
Anticipated to begin on Friday, April 2, 2021 (weather dependent), the existing traffic pattern with split travel lanes will be removed, and all four travel lanes will be on the right of the work zone on northbound I-95 between Exit 74 (MD 152) and Exit 77 (MD 24) while construction activities are occurring in the left shoulder and median areas.
Temporary signs will be installed to direct motorists approaching the construction work zone.
The MDTA reminds drivers to plan ahead and travel off-peak to avoid delays as this work continues. When the COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted and normal traffic returns to Maryland roads, traffic delays are typical in this area during afternoon peak periods, and particularly on summer Friday afternoons and evenings as Marylanders travel for weekend events. On average, motorists historically experience northbound Friday afternoon delays with queues up to nine miles and normal travel delays up to 20 minutes.
Ground-mounted roadway signs and overhead changeable message signs will inform motorists of the new traffic pattern. Due to the new traffic pattern, motorists should use extra caution while approaching the area.