The Maryland State Highway Administration will temporarily close the ramp from I-695 South to Frederick Road for approximately one month beginning 9 p.m. Sunday night, September 9. The temporary long-term ramp closure is part of SHA’s $16.5 million project to replace the MD 144 (Frederick Road) bridge over the beltway and improve safety and traffic at the I-695/MD 144 interchange.
The following work will be done during the one-month ramp closure:
. Rebuilding the end of the ramp connection to Frederick Road;
• Constructing the transition from the new bridge to the roadway.
• Building new curb, gutter and sidewalk along the future westbound lanes of Frederick Road in the interchange area.
SHA will close and detour the ramp beginning approximately 8 p.m. During the next month, all motorists traveling from the outer loop of I-695 to MD 144 at Exit 13 will be directed to the following detour: I-695 South to Exit 12, MD 372 (Wilkens Avenue), right onto Wilkens Avenue East, left onto Kenwood Avenue and then left onto I-695 North (Beltway inner loop) back to Exit 13, MD 144 East and West. The ramp will re-open in mid- October, weather permitting.
Citizens with questions about the project may contact the SHA project field office in Catonsville at 410-455-0657, the SHA District 4 Office- Construction Section at 410-229-2420, toll-free at 1-866-998-0367 or by email: [email protected].
Maryland SafeZones automated speed enforcement (ASE) cameras are deployed along I-695 at Exits 12 and 13. The posted speed is 55 miles per hour through the work zone. Drivers exceeding the speed limit by 12 mph or more in work zones will be fined $40. Revenue collected from the civil fines will be used to cover the costs of implementing and administering the Maryland SafeZones program. For more information on Maryland SafeZones, log onto www.safezones.maryland.gov.
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