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
U.S. 1 North -- Traffic from Miller Road to Sheradale Drive has been switched to the new three-lane roadway while the southbound roadway is reconstructed. There is daily two-lane traffic southbound until noon, when traffic is reversed to two lanes northbound. A concrete barrier prohibits left turns onto and from Miller Road. Miller Road will be closed for two months. Detours will be through Perry Hall Road and Pepper Hill Road. Signs will direct traffic around the affected area.
Interstate 95, from Baltimore Beltway (Interstate 695) to White Marsh Boulevard -- North from the 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 closures may occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for paving and construction.
I-695, inner and outer loops -- Expect delays and single-lane closures from Belair Road to Perring Parkway during bridge construction Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Two lanes may be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for construction work.
I-695, inner and outer loops -- Through Aug. 5 expect daily lane closures for patching and paving from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m to 5 a.m. from Reisterstown Road to Greenspring Avenue.
I-695, inner loop over Falls Road -- two lanes will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for bridge deck repairs.
Route 175, from U.S. 1 to 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.
Interstate 68 at Rocky Gap State Park -- The State Forest and Park Service, Department of Natural Resources, recommends that anyone attending the Rocky Gap Country Bluegrass Festival should not arrive earlier than the 8 a.m. scheduled gate opening today. Early-arriving traffic will cause backups and hazards on the ramp, as well as Interstate 68.
U.S. 50/301, from Patuxent River to 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, from Bestgate Road to Taylor Avenue -- Nightly lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, continuing through Nov. 1. 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 through 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.
Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (U.S. 301) -- Through September, possible partial lane closures due to bridge painting. Expect delays.
Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) -- Roadway construction southbound lanes just beyond I-95 and I-895 split, and southbound from Eastern Avenue through Kane Street. Southbound entrance ramp at Eastern Avenue closed. Use Kane Street for access to I-95 southbound.
Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (U.S. 40) -- From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. bridge maintenance work may close one lane in each direction.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge (U.S. 50/301) -- From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting, bridge maintenance work may close one lane on either bridge. Two-way traffic may be operating on the westbound bridge. Obey overhead lane signals.
Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) -- Weather permitting, northbound, right lane will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for maintenance.
Route 450 at the Naval Academy -- Will be relocated during construction of new Severn River bridge. Signs are posted to alert motorists to the short detour. This will be in effect for two years.
Preston Street bridge over Jones Fall Expressway -- Closed between Brentwood and Mount Royal avenues for reconstruction. Bridge to reopen in January 1993.
Eastern Boulevard (Route 150) at Wilson Point Road and rTC entrance to Martin Marietta -- Brief lane closures to build larger turn lanes. This work will be finished during the fall.
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.