Lanes to be closed, light rail suspended at BWI this weekend

October 04, 2002|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

People bound for Baltimore-Washington International Airport this weekend will encounter lane closings and suspended rail service as part of the airport lane-construction project.

All three lanes of Interstate 195 into BWI will close at 10 p.m. today near the Route 170 exit, airport officials announced yesterday.

Until the first lane reopens at 6 a.m. tomorrow, travelers should exit onto Aviation Boulevard (Route 170) toward Linthicum and turn onto Elm Road, which leads to the airport's departure and arrival levels.

A second lane of I-195 is scheduled to reopen Sunday at 6 a.m. The third lane is scheduled to reopen early next week.

Light-rail service to the airport will be suspended starting at 10 p.m. today. It is scheduled to resume tomorrow at 6 a.m.

The closings are necessary for the demolition of a bridge, which will allow BWI to continue construction of two lanes to the upper level of the road in front of the airport terminal.

An express lane to BWI's lower-level road in front of the baggage claims also will be added.

For more information about BWI's expansion project, check the airport's Web site at www. bwiairport.com.

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