LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The Maryland Transportation Authority says commuters should be aware of major construction on I-95 and consider alternative routes.
Officials say Interstate 95 is undergoing major road resurfacing, resulting in changing traffic patterns and split lanes and say travelers should allow extra time to travel through the construction zones. Travelers are recommended to consider using the alternate routes, public transportationor Park and Ride services.
Recommended Alternate Routes:
Beginning near the city limit, the four northbound I-95 lanes split. The two right lanes provide access to Exits 52 (Russell Street) and 53 (I-395). There is no access to these exit ramps from the left lanes.
To avoid the construction zone, officials say to exit at Washington Boulevard (Exit 51) and turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto Washington Boulevard northbound. Turn right at Ostend Street and proceed to the stadium.
On I-95 southbound, the work zone begins at Key Highway with all work occurring on the left shoulder, and all traffic will be shifted to the right. All four lanes are open, and access to the exits for Key Highway and I-395 are available.
To avoid the construction zone, officials say to consider exiting at Key Highway (Exit 55); at the end of the exit, proceed straight ahead onto McComas Street. Turn right at Hanover Street and left at either Ostend Street or Hamburg Street to get to the stadium area.
Those heading to the Baltimore Ravens vs. Washington Redskins game kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium are advised to take note of I-95 construction delays.