Construction, along with potential delays and detours, continues on the .
Two temporary ramps have been installed northbound Interstate 95 to westbound MD 43 (Exit 67B, White Marsh Boulevard), and southbound I-95 to eastbound MD 43 (Exit 67A, White Marsh Boulevard), according to a Maryland Transportation Authority release. They are expected to open at about 9 a.m. on June 27.
"Motorists should be aware that both ramp movements will change to traffic signal intersections; one new traffic signal and two right turn lanes will be at the ends of both ramps. The existing merge ramps will be closed. Portable electronic messaging signs along the exit ramps and White Marsh Boulevard will alert motorists of the new signalized intersections," the release stated.
Signals began flashing continuously on Monday, and are planned to continue flashing until the ramps open.
The ultimate goal of the project is to attach planned toll lanes to MD 43. When complete, drivers may travel on existing lanes of I-95 at no additional cost, or may use express lanes by paying a toll.
The White Marsh portion of the project comes at a $142.6 million cost and is expected to create 400 new jobs. The total project, which stretches from north of White Marsh along I-95 to south of the Interstate 895/Moravia Road interchange, comes at a $1.03 billion cost and is expected to be finished by 2014, according to the transportation authority.
How will this impact rush hour traffic in the area? Tell us what you think in the comments.