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More Traffic Blues, Baltimore: Ban 710 Near 695 and MD 10!


Just when you were getting adjusted to the obnoxiously modified JFX, please note (annoyingly) another road to avoid (let’s hope this one is a highway somewhat “less traveled” by many of you): In a bulletin from the State Highway Administration, we learned this weekend that drivers are urged to avoid MD 710 near I-695 and MD 10 in Glen Burnie from April 30th through May 4th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Expect a single lane closure, traffic shift and placement of a concrete barrier wall on MD 710 (Ordnance Road) at the entrance to the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) facility.

If you’re an exasperated motorist like me who likes to read the fine print—to have more concrete detail to complain about—here’s why this is happening and exactly what to expect, according to the official SHA statement:

“Because MD 710 is a detour route for the Maryland Department of Transportation Authority (MDTA) work on the I-695 drawbridge over Curtis Creek, heavy traffic may occur on Ordnance Road during the week of April 30.  SHA and MDTA are urging motorists to use alternate routes. Motorists traveling MD 10 north to I-695 east (outer loop) are encouraged to continue past the MD 710 exit and follow the signed detour route, I-695 west (inner loop) to southbound MD 648 to eastbound I-695.

See you out there!