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Sept. 23-24: White Marsh Express Toll Lanes Closure

A traffic detour is expected Sunday night on White Marsh Boulevard.

Roadwork as part of the I-95 Express Toll Lanes project is expected to close a ramp Sunday night into Monday morning. 

According to a Maryland Transportation Authority alert released Thursday afternoon: 

Sunday, Sept. 23, and Monday, Sept. 24, 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.

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 atmdta.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.

PHIL CURRAN September 20, 2012 at 07:51 PM
By the time this job is finished gasoline will be so expensive and the economy so flat there will be no one to use it,and the citizens will still have to pay for it. Just annother idiotic program from the morons at the Dep. of Highways
PerryHallParent September 21, 2012 at 09:57 AM
Since I am not rich nor one of the elite who will be able to afford this special lane just for them, I will be relieved to see this monstrosity come to completion so the rest of us can go back to sitting in horrendous rush hour traffic.
Al Carlson September 21, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Moan, complain, moan, complain, moan, complain. You people are the worst. This article is a public service, not an invitation for your stream of consciousness negativity. Add that to the fact that you have no understanding of the scope or reason for the project and the source of funding and you just look like fools.
Gary Staab September 21, 2012 at 08:36 PM
I still can't figure out how it will work. Will every exit have a toll booth? Or will it be like EZ Pass? I'm for anything that will aleviate some of the traffic backups in and around the White Marsh mall area. Do any of these new configurations address that?
PerryHallParent September 21, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Al, I do not look like nor feel like a fool. This project, designed to "alleviate rush hour traffic" allows people to pay a toll based on the time of day and intensity of traffic. The tolls that were mentioned in very early articles would be a hardship for many people, topping $3 per day in order to take advantage of the toll lanes and lesser traffic. It is a project that will benefit the elite and has nothing for everyday folk trying to get back and forth to their jobs. It separates people by their ability to pay for a faster ride home. Most people will have to sit in the heavier traffic. Whether or not you consider the story to be solely for the purpose of "public service" or not, I understand the scope/reason/source of funding for the project and I feel I have every right to comment in any manner I deem appropriate to my feelings. Your taking the time to complain about my complaining is hilarious.
Jeanne September 22, 2012 at 03:34 AM
I used to use 95 a lot but don't like to use it with all the constuction and the larger tolls for the tunnels. There used to be a large space betwwen 95 and White Marsh but now there is very little space making it louder and ( I hope it never happens) if there is a bad accident a good possibility of someone being hurt walking to their car on a parking lot. I think this several years of "changing" 95 has been a waste of time and money. I'm glad the people that have done the work so far have a job but there are roads that need repair they could be working on.

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