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.
New highway projects
Baltimore Beltway between Route 40 and Milford Mill Road -- A two-year repaving and upgrading of a five-mile section begins tomorrow. Most construction will take place at night, though single lanes may be closed during the day.
West Ring Factory Road, between Route 924 and Route 24, south of Bel Air -- Will be closed to traffic until February from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for reconstruction. Motorists are urged to use Bel Air South Parkway.
Melrose Avenue, between Charles Street and Bellona Avenue, Baltimore City-- Will temporarily be one-way eastbound for reconstruction. The one-way pattern will continue until completion of the project in March 1993.
Cool Branch Road between Route 136 and Rolling Green Road in Churchville -- Will be closed until mid-October while the earthen banks along Cool Branch are reconstructed. Motorists are advised to use Rolling Green Road as an alternate route.
Route 150 and Route 151 interchange -- Through Thursday, northbound and southbound lanes will be closed to all traffic from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Trucks will use detours while passenger vehicles will use ramps during daylight hours. Detours will be posted on North Point Road and North Point Boulevard.
U.S. 50 from Old Bradley Road to Barren Creek Bridge (Wicomico County) -- Because of roadway resurfacing, single-lane closures will occur during off-peak hours. Project should be completed by late fall.
I-95 northbound and southbound (Howard County/Prince George's County) -- Southbound I-95 between Route 175 and Van Dusen Road will be reduced to two lanes at various times on weekends through spring 1993. The lane closures will occur between 5 a.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Friday. On weekends, southbound I-95 will be reduced to two lanes at various times. Scheduled lane closings will occur between midnight Friday and 5 a.m. Monday. Northbound I-95 also will be reduced to two lanes, but three lanes will be open by noon Sunday. Lanes may be split, alternate routes include U.S. 29, U.S. 1 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
Bus route changes:
The MTA has scheduled the following bus route changes for this week. For information, call 539-5000; TTY for the hearing-impaired, 539-3497.
No. 11 -- Today, the Lansdowne Day Fair will close Hammonds Ferry Road from Third Avenue to Clyde Avenue between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Southbound buses will travel the regular route on Hammonds Ferry to Lansdowne, then east on Lansdowne, south on Hollins Ferry, then east on Hammonds Ferry to the layover between Hammonds and Ryerson Circle. Northbound buses will operate from the layover eastbound on Hollins Ferry, south on Bero Road, east on Hollins Ferry, west on Lansdowne, north on Hammonds Ferry, then via the regular route.
No. 13 -- Saturday, Milton Street will be closed from Biddle Street to Chase Street for a block party from 2 to 11 p.m., temporarily rerouting buses. Eastbound buses will operate on the regular route south on Milton to Biddle, then west on Biddle, south on Montford, east on Chase, south on Milton, then via the regular route. When westbound, the regular route on Milton to Chase, then west on Chase, north on Montford, east on Biddle, north on Milton, then via the regular route.
No. 55 -- Chesapeake and Pennsylvania avenues between Washington and Bosley avenues will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for the Towson Art Fest. Eastbound buses will temporarily travel the regular route on York Road to Burke Avenue, east on Joppa Road, then via the regular route. Westbound service is not affected.