Traffic Patterns to Shift on I-695 in Baltimore Co Ahead of Bridge Reconstruction
Updated: Thursday, February 20 2014, 01:21 PM EST
Bridge reconstruction in Baltimore County will temporarily change traffic patterns on I-695 between Exit 18 (Milford Mill Road) and Exit 19 (I-795) beginning this month. The $25 million State Highway Administration project to replace the I-695 Bridge over Milford Mill Road is expected to begin in early spring and continue through spring 2016.
During the overnight hours on Sunday, February 23 and Monday, February 24 motorists may encounter temporary single-lane and double-lane closures as crews place a concrete barrier wall along the left side of the highway.
"SHA and the contractor will close the left shoulders and slightly shift the travel lanes on the I-695 inner and outer loops between Liberty Road and I-795 to create a safe work zone for construction and utility crews and motorists," said SHA District 4 Engineer David Peake. "Please drive with caution and look ahead for the new highway work zone. Extra care is needed when traveling through construction areas."
This winter, crews will perform utility work, site clearing and other tasks along the inner loop and outer loop of I-695 to prepare for major bridge construction. The project will involve the removal and complete replacement of the entire bridge carrying I-695 over Milford Mill Road.
SHA says it will keep all lanes of I-695 open to traffic during morning and evening rush hours. There may be temporary lane closures along I-695 and Milford Mill Road at any other time of the day or night.
SHA's project includes resurfacing the pavements on I-695 and Milford Mill Road in the vicinity of the bridge, and construction of new 5-foot sidewalks and lighting on Milford Mill Road underneath the bridge It will also replace the sound wall along northbound I-695 (inner loop) between Milford Mill Road and I-795 (Northwest Expressway).
The bridge was built by SHA in 1961 and widened in 1968 and 1979.