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I-695, 1-95, White Marsh Lane Closures In February

Watch for nighttime lane closures this month in White Marsh.

Lane closures are expected to disrupt nighttime traffic in the White Marsh area this month. 

Weather permitting, the closures are scheduled between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., each night and morning between Feb. 11 and Feb. 14, and between Feb. 18 and Feb. 21.

During those times, all lanes of westbound Interstate 695 (Outer Loop) at Interstate 95 (Exit 33) will be completely closed. The detour route will direct drivers to northbound I-95, to westbound Maryland Route 43 (Exit 67B, White Marsh Boulevard), to southbound I-95, to westbound I-695 (Exit 64), Maryland Transportation Authority officials announced. 

The work is part of the ongoing I-95 Express Toll Lanes Project. 

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 MdTA.

The ultimate goal of the project is to provide additional highway lanes, where drivers can avoid some I-95 traffic back-ups. When complete, drivers may travel on existing lanes of I-95 at no additional cost, or may use express lanes by paying a toll.

How have traffic changes impacted your commute? Is the project a positive or negative development? Tell us in the comments.

f250 redneck February 07, 2013 at 05:27 PM
Yes take more money from the hard working Americans,more tolls,more gas tax,etc..
Honeygo Hal February 07, 2013 at 07:57 PM
FYI - This project is funded completely by tolls. None of your hard-earned money will be used for it unless you use the facility.
f250 redneck February 07, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Well I thought the increase in existing tolls was for highways and repairs.
Honeygo Hal February 07, 2013 at 09:12 PM
That would be correct
Honeygo Hal February 07, 2013 at 09:13 PM
For this project as well as the ICC and others.
"Woody" H Wood February 08, 2013 at 01:09 PM
And how's that working in Montgomery County with the "Connector" that is way underused cause folks cannot afford the tolls?

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