This just in: The Maryland State Highway Administration will close the right lane of Charles Street at Kenilworth on April 2nd — between the Joppa Road overpass and Kenilworth — for two months’ time. The 24-hour right-lane closure will be in effect through early June. All according to an official SHA announcement. Why? Crews are set to widen a section of Charles St. as part of the I-695/MD 139 Interchange Project. What should drivers do? Take a chill pill; plan ahead.

According to the SHA, “This section of roadway will be reconstructed to meet the alignment of the future northbound lanes of the new Charles Street Bridge over I-695, which will be complete later this summer.

The State’s contractor for the $38 million interchange reconstruction project is the Six-M Company of Delta, Pennsylvania. Citizens who have questions about traffic operations along I-695 and Charles Street may call the project field office at 410-296-9041 or SHA’s District Four Office Construction Division at 410-229-2420 or toll free at 1-866-998-0367.  Citizens may view the I-695/Charles Street project web page on SHA’s website.”

Citizens who just need to vent can turn to their passenger and say, “Grrrrrr!”