Traffic pattern shifts for Charles St. bridge project
The State Highway Administration will close the ramp from southbound Charles Street to the eastbound Interstate 695 Thursday night as part of the replacement of a bridge over the Beltway.
As of Friday morning, motorists approaching the Beltway from Lutherville will be diverted to York Road until this fall. The ramp from northbound Charles to the eastbound Beltway will remain open.
On Friday morning, motorists approaching the Charles Street Interchange from Lutherville will be directed to a detour using Bellona avenue and the York Road interchange instead of Charles Street.
According to the SHA, the long-term temporary ramp closure is part of phase two of construction of the new Charles Street bridge over I-695. The project is expected to be completed in late spring 2012. The work zone is one of three in the state being monitored with speed cameras.