Posts Tagged ‘I-95’

Construction Equals Traffic for I-95

Friday, March 27th, 2015

I-95Trucks and other vehicles that count on I-95 as their main highway to reach their destinations are in for an abrupt halt come Sunday, March 29th. Starting Sunday, construction will begin once again for a 4.4 mile portion of I-95 that will conclude a two year project for the highway. The $60 million project on the interstate is predicted to bring serious traffic jams and a number of headaches for commuters during high traffic hours.

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What are the details of the I-95 Express Toll Plan?

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Fleet Management and E-ZPass

In our blog post ‘I-95 Toll Lanes Price Approved for Maryland‘ you learned about the Maryland Transportation Authority Board approving prices for the I-95 express toll lanes. Residents of Maryland have until November 4th, 2013 to voice their thoughts about the toll lane prices. The final vote on the toll lane prices happens on December 12th, 2013.

What are the specific plans for the I-95 express toll?

The Maryland Transportation Authority Board has finally made an announcement.

The proposed I-95 Express Toll Plan for the state of Maryland has been defined. The I-95 Express Toll lane will officially open late 2014. There will be two lanes added both ways for I-95, precisely between I-895 and MD 43.

Truck drivers and commuters will have the option of traveling the non-tolled lanes or travel the I-95 Express Toll lanes in exchange for an electronic toll pay. Those using the I-95 Express Toll lanes must sign up for the E-ZPass .

If you are the driver of a five axel vehicle, you can expect to pay between $1.50- $2:10 per mile during peak hours. Off peak hour cost will be between $1.20  – $1.8-0 for five-axle vehicles. Overnight cost will be the least expensive having pay from $0.60-$1.80.

The cost of the I-95 Express Toll lanes will vary on the level of congestion I-95 will have at any given time.

Eventually the Express Toll lanes will have other enhancements including:

  • The reconfiguration of the I-95 interchanges: I-895, I-695, and MD 43. This enhancement will occur to reduce congestion and make traffic operations easier.
  • There will be a removal of left-hand exits at the I-695 interchange.
  • Traffic patterns will be modified for the southbound I-95 lanes at I-895.
  • There will also be a replacement of the deficient bridges of MD 43 (two total).

To keep up with this developing story, visit http://www.mdta.maryland.gov/. Middleton & Meads is here to keep your fleet safe on the road with our Truck Solutions and Mechanical Repair Services.

To contact Middleton & Meads, call 410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

We work with you to provide the solutions to your bus transportation needs!

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Source:

http://www.mmtanet.com/files/ENews092713.pdf

http://www.mdta.maryland.gov/

Trucking Industry News: Expect Major Delays on I-895 through Mid-October

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

The I-895 K-Truss Bridge Repair Project commences tomorrow, June 20, 2012, and the delays are expected to begin immediately. The project will include the resurfacing of the bridge deck, median barrier work, as well as additional work scheduled to be performed on approach roadways between Shell Road/Hanover Street and Potee Street.

The I-895 K-Truss Bridge Repair Project Timeline and Lane Closures

  • Stage 1: Begins June 20 and is scheduled to last approximately 30 days. One northbound lane closed (left lane).  Two southbound (SB) lanes open.
  • Stage 2: Begins Mid-July and is scheduled to last approximately 2 weeks. One NB lane closed (right lane).  Two SB lanes open.
  • Stage 3: Begins early August and is scheduled to last approximately 2 weeks. Two SB lanes closed, two-way traffic (one lane for NB traffic, one lane for SB traffic) on NB bridge.
  • Stage 4: Begins mid-August and is scheduled to last approximately 45 days. Both lanes open in each direction, traffic shifted to outside lanes for work in left median, with reduced lane widths.

Major delays are to be expected during the morning and evening rush hours, Saturdays starting at noon (southbound), and Sundays starting at 4 p.m. (northbound).

Because of this, we highly encourage truck drivers to avoid I-895 if at all possible. Use I-95 and I-695/Key Bridge as alternate routes.

If you have any questions about The I-895 K-Truss Bridge Repair Project or The Trucking Industry, please contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” So go ahead and do what you do best and let us take care of the rest. Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

The Middleton & Meads Company has a long and respected history in the transportation industry. We are a family owned and operated company through four generations, celebrating over 90 years quality of truck, bus and equipment repair and service.

We work with you to provide the solutions to your transportation needs!

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Sources:

Maryland Motor Truck Association – MMTA E-News