Prepare for Traffic Delays as Major I-795 Work Begins
Lane closures start Friday for the $9.2 million project, which includes repairs between I-695 and Owings Mills Boulevard.
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin two projects to repair concrete and upgrade infrastructure on Interstate 795, an SHA press release said.
The SHA will repair concrete on I-795 between the I-695 interchange and Owings Mills Boulevard. It will also upgrade traffic barriers, repair storm drain systems, resurface ramps at the Owings Mills Boulevard interchange and install new pavement markings, the press release said.
The project costs $9.2 million and should be complete in the fall of 2013, weather permitting.
The SHA is advising motorists to plan for extra travel time and use Reisterstown Road as an alternative route. Rush hour commuters may be effected by single lane closures in both directions on I-795 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and single and double lane closures between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.
Starting Friday, April 20, there will be single lane weekend closures on I-795 between 7 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday. There may be double lane closures on weekends between 11 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and between midnight Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. There may be ramp closures and detours on weeknights between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and on weekends between 7 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.
On four weekends between June 15 and August 20, there will double lane closures northbound on I-795 between 10 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday. Those closures will be announced in advance. There will be no lane closures due to construction during Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day holidays.
Motorists seeking additional information can call the SHA’s District 4 office at 410-321-2420 or 1-800-962-3077. Traveler information can be obtained by calling 511 or 1-855-GOMD511 or by visiting www.md511.org.