State to close Beltway ramp at Security Blvd.
This just in from SHA:
STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE RAMP AT I-695/SECURITY BOULEVARD INTERCHANGE
Motorists Advised to Plan for Extra Travel Time and Look for Ramp Detour This Sunday
(March 4, 2010) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will temporarily close the ramp from northbound I-695 (Baltimore Beltway Inner Loop) to MD 122 (Security Boulevard) at I-695 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, March 7 for ramp repair work.
Motorists on northbound I-695 going to eastbound and westbound Security Boulevard should plan ahead for extra travel time, as motorists will be detoured to Exit 18, the Liberty Road (MD 26) interchange to southbound I-695 back to Security Boulevard.
Alternatively, motorists traveling from northbound I-695 to Security Boulevard may use Exit 16, the I-70 interchange, to I-70 East to the Park and Ride lot to I-70 West to reach Security Boulevard. Motorists traveling on southbound I-695 should plan ahead for heavier traffic volumes between Exits 17 and 18.
The ramp repair work is part of SHA’s $5.5 million project to resurface the Inner and Outer Loops of I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) between Exit 17 (MD 122-Security Boulevard) and south of Exit 14 (Edmondson Avenue). The three-mile project, which began in summer 2009, is almost complete. The project includes mainline I-695 pavement repairs, milling and resurfacing; ramp repairs, milling and resurfacing at the Security Boulevard and Edmondson Avenue interchanges; drainage system repairs, curb and gutter replacement, installation of new guardrail; and installation of new reflective pavement markings.
SHA’s contractor for the I-695 project is American Infrastructure, Inc. of Fallston, and the entire roadway resurfacing project is slated for completion early spring, weather permitting.