As one I-895 ramp reopens in Brooklyn, another closes

Work near Potee Street part of $12.6 million bridge project

  • Blue indicates entrance ramps from Potee Street/Patapsco Avenue to northbound I-895 that will reopen Sept. 21. Red indicates the southbound I-895 Exit 7 (Potee Street) ramp that will be closed through early 2014.
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September 20, 2013|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

As one highway ramp in Brooklyn reopens, another is set to close.

A ramp designed to carry South Baltimore traffic onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 895 that has been closed for nearly six months is set to reopen on Saturday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

A week later, a ramp carrying southbound I-895 traffic into the same part of the city — near Potee Street and Patapsco Avenue, in Brooklyn — will close, at least for several months.

Both moves are the result of an ongoing, $12.6 million state transportation project to replace the decks of the bridges that carry I-895 over Patapsco Avenue and Potee and Hanover streets, the MdTA said.

The same project has narrowed travel lanes of the highway through the affected stretch.

On Saturday, officials will reopen the ramp from Potee Street and Patapsco Avenue onto northbound I-895. The ramp has been closed since April 5. Officials had initially estimated the closure would only last three months.

On Sept. 28, officials will close the Potee Street exit ramp (Exit 7) carrying southbound I-895 traffic into Brooklyn. Officials said the ramp will likely reopen early next year.

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