JOPPA, MD—As part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s ongoing $1.1 billion program to relieve congestion and improve travel along Interstate 95 between Baltimore County and Harford County, northbound I-95 at the MD 152 interchange (Exit 74) will shift to a new traffic pattern.
Expected to begin on Thursday, December 1 (weather-permitting), and continuing through June 2023, traffic will split with two lanes to the left and two lanes to the right of the work zone separated by barrier on northbound I-95 between mile marker 73 and mile marker 75. The split pattern will allow crews a safe work zone to continue construction of the new MD 152 overpass as part of the overall reconstruction of the I-95/MD 152 interchange.
Motorists exiting at MD 152/Mountain Road (Exit 74) must stay in the right two lanes as they approach mile marker 73. Northbound I-95 access will continue from all four travel lanes within the split pattern.
Temporary signs will be installed to direct motorists approaching the traffic split. The MDTA reminds drivers to plan ahead and travel off-peak to avoid delays as this critical work continues. Traffic delays are typical in this area during afternoon peak periods. On average, motorists historically experience northbound Friday afternoon travel delays up to 20 minutes with queues up to nine miles.
Ground-mounted roadway signs and portable changeable message signs will inform motorists of the new traffic pattern prior to the switch. Due to the new traffic pattern, motorists should use extra caution while approaching the area.