SHA to upgrade guardrails along three I-695 interchange ramps

UPDATE: This work has been rescheduled and will now occur in May.

Original story below…


BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin a project Sunday night, April 24, to upgrade guardrails on three interchange ramps along I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) in Baltimore County. The overnight work is expected to be completed by May 2.

The three ramps are part of an MDOT SHA $3.2 million areawide contract to upgrade traffic barriers in Baltimore and Harford counties. MDOT SHA contractor L. S. Lee Inc., of York, Pa., will install the new barriers. Crews will temporarily close interchange ramps overnight and upgrade traffic barriers at the following locations:

I-695 East (Inner Loop) ramp to US 1 (Belair Road) South:

  • 9 p.m. Sunday, April 24, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 25, and
  • 9 p.m. Monday, April 25, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 26.

Detour: I-695 Ramp to US 1 South, ramp to I-695 West, ramp to US 1 South.

US 1 North ramp to I-695 East (Inner Loop)

  • 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, and
  • 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 to 5 a.m. Thursday, April 28.

Detour: Ramp to I-695 West to ramp to US 1 South to ramp to I-695 East.

MD 147 (Harford Road) North ramp to I-695 West (Outer Loop)

  • 9 p.m. Thursday, April 28, to 5 a.m. Friday, April 29, and
  • 9 p.m. Sunday, May 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 2.

Detour: MD 147 North to Joppa Road West to MD 41 (Perring Parkway) to South I-695 West.

Crews will post portable digital message boards at each ramp in advance of the overnight ramp closure. Temporary traffic signs, reflective barrels and electronic arrow boards will alert and guide motorists through the ramp detour routes. In case of inclement weather, the ramp work and detours will take place on the next possible weeknights, between Sundays and Thursdays.

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