Major Baltimore Roadway Closing Due To Disabled Tractor Trailer
BALTIMORE, MD (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: MD State Police) — Maryland State Police are working with Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) officials to inform motorists of a significant road closure on I-695 that will begin tonight (Saturday, August 4th, 2018).
Beginning at 10:00 p.m. tonight, the recovery efforts of a disabled tractor trailer carrying large equipment will close a portion of I-695 until 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Motorists are reminded all lanes on the inner loop of I-695 at MD 542 (Loch Raven Boulevard) will be shut down.
Currently, the right transition lane from northbound Loch Raven Boulevard to the inner loop of I-695 is currently closed. There are stop signs visible at the top of the ramp, but public safety officials recommend that motorists continue to Cromwell Bridge Road and use that interchange to access the inner loop of I-695.
Pending the weather, all lanes of the inner loop of I-695 between Loch Raven Boulevard and Perring Parkway are scheduled to close while cranes are utilized to lift and remove equipment from the right shoulder. Detour routes will be set up for the extended period of time.
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) officials have message boards in place advising motorists of the pending closures. They are working closely with allied law enforcement to coordinate contingency planning for traffic during the procedure.
Extra law enforcement and MDOT SHA personnel will be on patrol to address traffic issues and ensure traffic continues to move as expeditiously as possible through the area. Police remind all motorists traveling through the area to be extra cautious.
Before heading out today, motorists are urged to check the State Highway Administration traveler information website at www.md511.org, or call 511, for up-to-the-minute information about highway hazards, traffic crashes, travel delays, and road closures. Drivers should plan on increased commuting times tonight and tomorrow.