Charles Street Bridge traffic switch this weekend

August 27, 2010|By The Baltimore Sun

The State Highway Administration will begin migrating traffic onto the new Charles Street Bridge over the Beltway this weekend. The changeover from the old bridge to the new bridge will mean flagging operations and traffic stoppages throughout the weekend. However, the old bridge will remain open to traffic during the shift.

SHA says the ramps from southbound I-83 and eastbound I-695 to Charles Street will be temporarily detoured to the MD 45 (York Road) interchange during the weekend. This will involve some detours to York Road, which is likely to also see an increase in traffic from the Maryland State Fair, which opened Friday.

In addition, the right-turn loop ramp from northbound Charles Street to westbound I-695 will remain closed this weekend. Motorists traveling from northbound Charles Street to westbound I-695 and northbound I-83 must stay left on Charles Street and go through the roundabout for the Bellona Avenue ramp. The loop ramp will re-open on Monday morning.

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