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Planned work on I-695 Outer Loop, Closure of Loch Raven Blvd. Ra


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I want to share with you initial and updated information from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT SHA) regarding a planned project that requires the closure of the I-695 outer loop, Loch Raven Boulevard ramp. Outlined below is information regarding this project.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, January 9, 2019


The 24-hour a day weekend ramp closure of the I-695 outer loop ramp to MD 542 (Loch Raven Blvd.) and Cromwell Bridge Road for construction work has been postponed to next weekend.


Weather permitting, the ramp closure will begin Friday, January 18 at 11 p.m., and end by 5 a.m. Monday, January 21.


Monday, January 7, 2019



Weekend Ramp Closure and Detour Part of $9.2 Million Project to Improve Drainage and Water Quality in Interchange Area

(January 7, 2018) – On Friday, January 11 at 11 p.m., the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will close the outer loop of I-695 (westbound) (Baltimore Beltway) ramp to MD 542 (Loch Raven Boulevard) and Cromwell Bridge Road. The weekend ramp closure and detour is necessary for underground pipe crossing work within the interchange. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, January 14.

Ramp Detour: Motorists will be guided to the Providence Road exit and use southbound Providence Road to the inner loop of I-695 (eastbound) and back to Cromwell Bridge Road. 

Temporary digital message signs and construction traffic signs will guide motorist through the detour route. 

Motorists may also want to consider using the I-695/MD 41 (Perring Parkway) interchange to Joppa Road to Loch Raven Boulevard as an alternate route. In case of inclement weather, the weekend ramp closure will take place the next possible weekend (January 18 or later).    

The $9.2 million project is slated for completion fall 2020. For more information, click here.

While MDOT SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands. For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, click on Road Ready, MDOT SHA's electronic construction brochure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log onto


Note: Questions about this project?  Call the MDOT SHA District 4 Office – Construction Division at 410-229-2420 or the MDOT SHA I-695 Project Field Office at 410-870-2880.

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