Ramp to 'Highway to Nowhere' closed
An eastbound ramp leading to U.S. 40 at Smallwood Street will be closed Monday as part of a project to demolish part of what is known as the 'Highway to Nowhere' -- a stretch of interstate-style highway that cuts the ciity in two just west of downtown.
Traffic will be diverted onto Mulberry Street, The project is expected to be completed in June.
The closing is part of a Maryland Trasnit Administration project to expand the parking lot at the West Baltimore MARC station. At the same time, the project is expected to add landscaping and ornamental fencing as part of the city's Pulaski Street streetscaping.
The work will involve removal of an abandoned bridge abutment. The project has been under way since September, closing the westbound ramp to U.S. 40, as crews worked on the Franklin Street side of the highway.
According to the MTA, the eastbound ramp will open when the demolition is complete. The agency said access to the current MARC station parking lot willl be mainttained.