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Aug. 20-22: White Marsh Express Toll Lanes Closure

Traffic detours are expected next week on Interstate 695 at Interstate 95.

Roadwork as part of the is expected to cause additional detours and closures on Monday.

According to a Maryland Transportation Authority press release:

Monday, Aug. 20, and Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following
morning, the ramp from eastbound MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) to southbound I-95 will be temporarily closed for night work. Traffic will be detoured to northbound I-95, to westbound MD 43 (Exit 67B, White Marsh Boulevard), to southbound I-95.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, all lanes of
eastbound Interstate 695 (INNER LOOP) at I-95 (Exit 33) will be completely closed. Traffic will be detoured off Exit 33 to northbound I-95, to westbound MD 43 (Exit 67B, White Marsh Boulevard), to southbound I-95, to eastbound I-695 (Exit 64).

When complete, the project will allow drivers to use express lanes on I-95 by paying a toll or travel on existing lanes at no additional cost.

The White Marsh portion of the project carries a $142.6 million price tag and is expected to create 400 new jobs. The total project, which stretches from north of White Marsh along I-95 to south of the Interstate 895/Moravia Road interchange, will cost $1.03 billion and is expected to be finished by 2014, according to the transportation authority.

Real-time traffic camera images of state roadways are available at mdta.maryland.gov. Travel information is also available by calling 511 or visiting md511.org.

Has the ongoing project impacted your commute? How would your rate contractors' work so far? Tell us in the comments.

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