For the next two years, Campbell Boulevard is expected to host periodic single-lane closures and construction, the Maryland Department of Transportation announced.
The planned roadwork is part of the . Its ultimate goal is to attach toll lanes between White Marsh Boulevard (MD 43) and Interstate 95. When complete, drivers may travel on existing lanes of I-95 at no additional cost, or may use express lanes by paying a toll.
The project involves the reconstruction and widening of the existing I-95 bridge over Campbell Boulevard. It requires Campbell Boulevard to be widened to five lanes, with two lanes in each direction and a new center left-turn lane into the Nottingham Square (Target) shopping center. A new pedestrian sidewalk is also planned along eastbound Campbell Boulevard, according to an MDTA release.
Between June 2012 and spring/summer 2014, periodic single-lane closures are planned on eastbound and westbound Campbell Boulevard, between Honeygo Boulevard and Franklin Square Drive. The I-95 entrance closest to the overpass into Nottingham Square will be closed to left-turning vehicles during lane closures. The work zone on westbound Campbell Boulevard will also include a temporary pedestrian walkway.
Construction will generally only occur during non-peak hours: between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. and noon Fridays, and overnight. No lane or entrance closures are planned between Nov. 1 and Jan. 31, officials announced.
Between fall 2013 and spring 2014, westbound Campbell Boulevard is expected to be reduced to one lane. The first entrance to Nottingham Square is also expected to be closed for about 60 days continuously during that period.
The White Marsh portion of the toll lanes project comes at a $142.6 million cost and is expected to create 400 new jobs, officials stated.
The total project, which stretches from north of White Marsh along I-95 to south of the Interstate 895/Moravia Road interchange, comes at a $1.03 billion cost and is expected to be finished by 2014.
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