Here's what to look out for if you're traveling in the Baltimore metropolitan area this week, according to state and local highway agencies and the MTA. The list of highway projects only includes newly announced work, not ongoing construction that is extensive on several highways, including Interstate 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
1 northbound, Miller Road to Sheradale Drive: Right lane closed Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and 7 p.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.-11 p.m. for road reconstruction.
I-95 northbound, Beltway to White Marsh Boulevard, fast lane closed Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Southbound from White Marsh Boulevard to Beltway, fast lane closed Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fast lane north, southbound closed Saturday, 6 a.m.-11 a.m.
I-695, Route 702, fast and center lanes of outer loop of I-695 closed today, 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
I-95, southbound, fast lane from Caton Avenue to Sulphur Spring Road closed today.
U.S. 50/301 at Route 2 south, westbound, will relocated to the left Thursday to remove detour road. Ramp from westbound U.S. 50/301 to Route 2 south, will exit from right lane.
Eastbound Park Avenue at Mulberry Street: Park Avenue one lane because of construction on Mulberry.
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 and JFX.
Franklin Street at Cathedral will be closed until 5 a.m. tomorrow to facilitate light-rail construction. Westbound motorists on Franklin will be directed south on Cathedral to Liberty Street, west on Fayette Street, north on Paca Street, then west on Franklin.
Pratt reduced to two lanes; Pratt between Paca and Howard Street reduced from four to two lanes at 7 p.m. Tuesday for two weeks. Recommended detour route is north on Paca, east on Baltimore Street, south on Hopkins Place, then east on Pratt.
Bus route changes
The MTA has scheduled the following changes in bus routes for this week. For more information, call 539-5000; TTY for the hearing-impaired, 539-3497.
Nos. 15, 23
Effective 7 p.m. Friday and continuing until 5 a.m. Monday, the intersection of Howard and Saratoga streets will be closed for construction of Central Light Rail Line, necessitating the following changes: westbound, via regular route on Saratoga to Park Avenue, north on Park, west on Franklin Street, south on Eutaw Street, west on Saratoga, then via regular route. Eastbound, via regular route on Saratoga to Eutaw, north on Eutaw, east on Centre Street, south on Cathedral, east on Saratoga, then via regular route.
Cancellation of temporary route
CNos. 7, 10, 19, 19A, 19X, 23X, 27, 43, 120, 140, 160, 210, 220, 230 -- These lines return to their regular routes tomorrow.
Orioles baseball service
Beginning tomorrow, the MTA will operate a shuttle between Lake Montebello parking and Memorial Stadium, starting 1 1/2 hours before each game, and after the game until the crowd has dispersed. The fare is 25 cents. Also, regular MTA service will be supplemented to and from games. There will be no special express service from park-and-ride lots.