NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin a project on Sunday night, May 8, 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 16. This work was previously scheduled to begin on April 24, but had been postponed.
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, May 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 9, and
9 p.m. Monday, May 9, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 10.
Detour: I-695 East Ramp to US 1 North, ramp to I-695 West (Outer Loop), ramp to US 1 South.
- US 1 South ramp to I-695 West (Outer Loop):
9 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, and
9 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 to 5 a.m. Thursday, May 12.
Detour: US 1 South ramp to I-695 East (inner Loop), ramp to US 1 North, ramp to I-695 West (Outer Loop).
- MD 147 North (Harford Rd.) ramp to I-695 West (Outer Loop):
9 p.m. Thursday, May 12, to 5 a.m. Friday, May 13, and
9 p.m. Sunday, May 15, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 16.
Detour: MD 147 North, left on Joppa Road West, left on MD 41 (Perring Parkway) South to I-695 West (Outer Loop).
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.