Here's what to look for if you are traveling in the Baltimore metropolitan area this week.
This list of highway projects includes only newly announced work, not continuing construction, which is extensive on several highways, including Interstate 95, U.S. 50/301 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
New highway projects
Interstate 695, inner and outer loops, from Reisterstown Road to Greenspring Avenue -- Through July 1, expect daily lane closings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for patching and paving.
U.S. 50 bridge over Sinepuxent Bay at Ocean City -- Monday through Friday, one lane in each direction will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for mechanical repairs to the bridge. Temporary 10-minute closures in both directions will occur occasionally. During the same period, the bridge will be closed to marine traffic.
I-695 at Milford Mill Road -- May 10, from 5 a.m. to noon, two lanes on the outer loop of I-695 between Interstate 795 and Liberty Road (Route 26) will be closed for bridge deck repairs.
Interstate 83 from Timonium Road to Shawan Road -- Sunday through Thursday, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., expect two-lane closures for milling and paving.
I-83 north to Padonia Road -- controlled lane closures today from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. for bridge repairs. Traffic flow will be maintained.
U.S. 50/301 between Route 424 and Interstate 97 -- beginning tomorrow, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., lane closures on eastbound and westbound U.S. 50/301 to overlay existing pavements and to place temporary concrete barriers.
York Road, Route 45 -- lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday between Fairmount Avenue and Bellona Avenue for milling and paving.
Bay Bridge Walk
William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, Route 50/301 -- 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, eastbound span of the Bay Bridge will be closed to traffic for the annual bridge walk.
Bus route changes:
The MTA has scheduled the following bus route change for this week. For more information, call 539-5000; TTY for the hearing-impaired, 539-3497.
Towsontowne Spring Festival
With several streets around the Towson courthouse closed today for the Towsontowne Spring Festival, buses will be temporarily rerouted as follows:
No. 3 (Sheppard Pratt service) -- Northbound via regular route westbound on Allegheny Avenue to Washington Street, west on Allegheny, south on Bosley Avenue, west on Towsontowne Boulevard, then via regular route. Southbound via regular route northbound on Bosley to Chesapeake Avenue, north on Bosley, east on Allegheny, east on Joppa Road, then via regular route.
No. 8 (Towson service) -- Northbound via regular route westbound on Pennsylvania Avenue to York Road, north on York, west on Allegheny, south on Bosley to the far side of Chesapeake for layover. Southbound from layover, south on Bosley, east on Towson Bypass, south on York, then via regular route.
No. 8 (Stella Maris service) -- Southbound via regular route westbound on Allegheny to Washington, west on Allegheny, south on Bosley, east on Towson Bypass, south on York, then via regular route. No change northbound.
No. 55 -- Westbound via regular route on Allegheny to Washington, west on Allegheny, south on Bosley, east on Burke Avenue, south on York, then via regular route. Eastbound via regular route northbound on York to Burke, west on Burke, north on Bosley, east on Allegheny, east on Joppa, then via regular route.
No. 9 -- Beginning tomorrow and continuing until further notice, a temporary change in traffic patterns in Towson will reroute this bus line. York Road will be closed to southbound traffic at Allegheny Avenue diverting northbound buses from regular route to York and Pennsylvania Avenue, north on York, north on Dulaney Valley Road, west on Fairmount Avenue, north on York, then via regular route. Southbound via regular route to York and Fairmount, east on Fairmount, south on Dulaney Valley, south on York, then via regular route.
The Hampden Small Fry Association's parade from 2 to 3 p.m. today will temporarily reroute buses. Northbound via regular route to 33rd Street and Beech Avenue, north on Beech, west on Street, north on Falls Road, then via regular route. Southbound via regular route to Falls and 37th, east on 37th, south on Beech, east on 33rd, then via regular route.