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State Highway Administration Baltimore Beltway Project


Dear Friends and Community Members,

Below is a notice that I received from the State Highway Administration regarding work to the Baltimore Beltway which is scheduled to begin early this month.

Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you on this or any other issue of concern.



Steve Lafferty



Motorists Should Anticipate Night-time Lane Closures Interchange Ramp Detours on Top Side of I-695 during Construction

(July 30, 2013) – Approximately 150,000 drivers who travel the Baltimore Beltway in Towson will have a smoother, safer ride after the State Highway Administration (SHA) completes a $4.8 million improvement project.  SHA is resurfacing and upgrading two and one-half miles of I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) between one-half mile west of Exit 26 - MD 45 (York Road) and Exit 28 - Providence Road.  Weather permitting, the project will begin early August 2013 and continue through summer 2014. 

Motorists may encounter temporary overnight single and double lane closures along I-695 Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.  In addition, motorists may encounter shoulder closures on I-695 Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and on Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Crews may close and detour interchange ramps at Exit 26 - MD 45, Exit 27 - MD 146 (Dulaney Valley Road) and Exit 28 - Providence Road Sunday through Thursday, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning as needed for work on each ramp.  This section of I-695 has an average daily traffic volume of up to 151,000 vehicles per day.

“Work on the Baltimore Beltway will be quite active throughout the rest of the summer,” said SHA District Engineer David Peake. “SHA asks that motorists drive with extreme caution and remain alert especially in the work zones. It will be important that everyone obeys the rules of the road and ensures that everyone gets home safely.”

The project includes: pavement patching, grinding and resurfacing; storm drain system cleaning and repairs; installing new metal guardrail; and curb and gutter repairs.  Traffic operation improvements include upgrades to roadway sensors and upgrades to traffic detection systems on traffic signals at interchange ramps, and installing new pavement markings and traffic signs.

This project was made possible with funding from the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, which maintains crucial system preservation investments and allows Maryland to activate long-term strategies to invest in Maryland’s transportation systems. By putting people back to work in the transportation industry with $4.4 billion in new investments in the next six years, Maryland is creating hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity and providing Marylanders with the transportation infrastructure necessary to grow and prosper for decades to come.

SHA’s contractor for the project is P. Flanigan and Sons, Inc. of Baltimore.  Customers with questions about the I-695 resurfacing project or other construction projects on State routes in Baltimore County may call SHA’s District 4 Office – Construction Section in Hunt Valley at 410-229-2420, toll-free at 1-866-998-0367 or email:

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