Here's what to look for if you are traveling in the Baltimore metropolitan area this week.
New highway projects
Interstate 95, north and south from the Beltway to White Marsh Boulevard -- North from Beltway to White Marsh Boulevard, single-lane closures and two-lane closures from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. South from White Marsh Boulevard to Beltway, single-lane closures and two-lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and single-lane closures from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Other northbound and southbound closures may occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for paving and construction.
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.
I-695, outer loop -- Right lane at Wilkens Avenue will be closed today from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. for bridge repairs.
I-695, outer loop -- Ramp to Liberty Road (Route 26) westbound will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for sound wall repairs. Detours will be posted.
I-695, inner loop -- Far left lane of inner loop at U.S. 40, Pulaski Highway, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for bridge repairs.
Route 175, between U.S. 1 and Gateway Drive -- Continuing through the fall, repaving will require single-lane closures during off-peak hours. All lanes will remain open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
U.S. 50/301 from the Patuxent River to the Severn River -- From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect lane closures in both directions to overlay existing pavements and to place temporary concrete barriers.
Routes 178/450, between Bestgate Road and Taylor Avenue -- Nightly lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday beginning today and continuing through Nov. 1. Closures required for curb and gutter replacement, inlet upgrades, milling and resurfacing.
I-695 at U.S. 40 and Wilkens Avenue -- Ramps will be closed at Wilkens Avenue and U.S. 40 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday though Friday for milling and paving. Detours will be posted.
York Road, Route 45 -- Expect lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday between Fairmount and Bellona avenues for paving.
Interstate 70, Hancock -- One lane of westbound I-70 in Hancock is closed until August for repairs to the bridge over Route 655.
Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (U.S. 301) -- Through September, possible partial lane closures due to bridge painting. Expect delays.
Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (U.S. 40) -- Bridge maintenance work may close one lane in each direction.
Preston Street bridge over Jones Fall Expressway -- Closed between Brentwood and Mount Royal avenues for reconstruction. Bridge is to reopen in January 1993.
Bus route changes:
The MTA has scheduled the following bus route changes for this week. Information: 539-5000; TTY for the hearing-impaired, 539-3497.
No. 11 (Dunkirk)
A festival will close Springlake Way in the vicinity of the lakes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, temporarily rerouting buses. Northbound via regular route to Charles Street and Homeland Avenue, north on Charles, east on Northern Parkway, north on Springlake Way, then via regular route. No change southbound.
BUSES -- Several community parades Saturday will temporarily reroute some lines:
Nos. 8 (Towson), 8 (Stella Maris) and 9 (Hunt Valley) will be affected by the Towson Independence Day Parade between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
In Arbutus, the No. 31 will be diverted from noon to 2 p.m. by the community's Fourth of July parade.
In Catonsville, buses on the No. 2 line will travel a temporary route from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. because of a parade.
In Dundalk, the Nos. 4 and 20 (Dundalk) will operate on temporary routes between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. because of the Dundalk Independence Day Parade.
LIGHT RAIL -- The light-rail line will be open Friday and Saturday. Normal operating hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
METRO -- Metro trains will run Friday from 5 a.m. to midnight and Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight, the regular hours of operation.
MARC -- MARC trains on the Brunswick, Camden and Penn lines will run on a regular schedule on Friday. They do not operate on Saturdays.
A farmers market in Towson every Thursday through October will close Alleghany Avenue between Washington Avenue and Joppa Road, rerouting buses from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
No. 3 (Sheppard Pratt) -- Northbound via regular route to Joppa Road and Virginia Avenue, south on Virginia, west on Pennsylvania Avenue, south on Washington, then via regular route. Southbound via regular route to Washington and Chesapeake avenues, east on Chesapeake, north on Virginia, east on Joppa Road, then via regular eastbound route.
No. 8 (Stella Maris) -- Southbound via regular route to Dulaney Valley and York roads, south on York, west on Pennsylvania, south on Washington, then via regular route. No change northbound.
No. 55 -- Eastbound via regular route to Washington and Chesapeake, east on Chesapeake, north on Virginia, east on Joppa, then via regular route. Westbound via regular route to Joppa and Virginia, south on Virginia, west on Pennsylvania, south on Washington, then via regular route.
No. 23 (Victory Villa) -- Buses are operating on a temporary route because construction has closed Compass Road west of Middle River Road. Westbound buses leave the layover point on Middle River Road at Compass and travel north on Middle River, east on Compass, south on Henderson Road, east on Victoria Road, north on West Hickam Road, west on Compass, south on Middle River, east on Martin Boulevard, then via regular route. No change eastbound.