Detours updated following Key Bridge collapse

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is assisting the Maryland Transportation Authority with traffic control related to the collapse of the I-695 bridge over the Patapsco River (Francis Scott Key Bridge). Drivers are encouraged to prepare for extra commuting time until further notice.

The outer loop I-695 closure has shifted to exit 1/Quarantine Road (past the Curtis Creek Drawbridge) to allow for enhanced local traffic access. The inner loop of I-695 remains closed at MD 157 (Peninsula Expressway). Additionally, the ramp from MD 157 to the inner loop of I-695 will be closed.

Drivers should use I-95 (Fort McHenry Tunnel) or I-895 (Baltimore Harbor Tunnel) for north/south routes.

Commercial vehicles carrying materials that are prohibited in the tunnel crossings, including recreation vehicles carrying propane, should plan on using I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) between Essex and Glen Burnie. This will add significant driving time.

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation is actively evaluating the projected impact of the bridge collapse on main corridors, particularly designated truck routes. Higher traffic volumes on Baltimore City roads are anticipated, particularly along designated truck route corridors, and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation is actively working on plans to help mitigate the impact on local communities.

In order to minimize impacts, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation is modifying its official truck map which details how truck drivers may use Baltimore City roads and highways. Up-to-date information is available on the official Baltimore City Truck Routes GIS map found here.

Truckers are encouraged to continue checking this official map in the coming days as additional modifications may be made.

Motorists should also be aware that portions of Fort Armistead Road and Hawkins Point Road are closed at this time.

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