Police/Fire, Traffic

Work zone speed camera enforcement to begin on northbound I-95 in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—In coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and Maryland State Police Maryland SafeZones Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program, the Maryland Transportation Authority will deploy speed enforcement equipment for construction activities on I-95 in Baltimore County.

Beginning Monday, December 20, ASE equipment will be deployed on northbound I-95 near mile marker No. 67.5 in White Marsh. The equipment will be used to deter speeding in the work zones currently in place along 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, police will begin issuing citations on Monday, January 10th. By law, if a vehicle is recorded traveling at a specified rate or more 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. Additional information on the program is available online at https://safezones.maryland.gov.

The current work is part of the MDTA’s $1.1 billion I-95 Express Toll Lanes Northbound Extension program to relieve congestion and improve travel along the I-95 corridor into Harford County. Construction began in May 2021 on the major project to widen northbound I-95 between MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) and MD 152 (Mountain Road) to make way for the ETL extension, which is expected to open to traffic by 2024 to MD 152, with the full extension to north of MD 24 open to traffic by 2027.

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