Here's what to look out for if you're traveling in the Baltimore metropolitan area this week, based on information from state and local highway agencies and the Mass Transit Administration. The list of highway projects includes only newly announced work, not continuing construction, which is currently extensive on several highways, including I-95, U.S. 50/301 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Highway plans are subject to change because of weather or other factors.
New highway projects
* In Baltimore County, two lanes on outer loop of Beltway (I-695) will be closed 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today for bridge replacement.
JTC Light rail construction
* Eastbound ramp from Northern Parkway eastbound ramp to southbound Jones Falls Expressway (I-83) closed daily, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., for utility work on light rail line. Traffic directed to southbound JFX access ramp from westbound Northern Parkway.
* Dolphin Street between Howard Street and Mount Royal Avenue now one-way westbound. Traffic coming from south via Martin Luther King Boulevard destined for northbound Jones Falls Expressway continues east to Chase Street, east on Chase to Cathedral Street, then north at 1100 block of Cathedral to Mount Royal Avenue and expressway.
Bus route changes
The MTA has scheduled the following changes in bus routes. For more information, call 539-5000; TTY for the hearing-impaired, 539-3497.
Nos. 2, 5, 8, 20, 35, 36, 91, 150 and 160 -- Because of a water main break, Baltimore Street is one lane between Light Street and Guilford Avenue. When eastbound on Baltimore Street, buses travel via regular route on Light Street, then south on Light, east on Pratt Street, north on Gay Street to Baltimore, then via regular route.
No. 28 -- Continuing diversions on Mondawmin Branch line because of light rail construction.