Maryland governor announces $890 million investment to extend I-95 toll project
June 18, 2018
Maryland plans to invest an additional $890 million to extend the northbound I-95 express toll lanes, Gov. Larry Hogan recently announced. The expansion brings the total cost of the project to $1.1 billion.
According to a Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) news release, the project will provide two express toll lanes for more than 10 miles from north of MD 43 in Baltimore County to north of MD 24 in Harford County.
Originally, the project was only going to cost $210 million and include a 7.75-mile single-lane extension.
MDTA will start the expansion in early 2019. According to its website, the extension is scheduled to be open to traffic in June 2023.
Also part of the project, I-95 interchanges at MD 152 and MD 24 will be reconstructed to provide access from the northbound express toll lanes. At the MD 24 interchange, a two-lane flyover ramp toward Bel Air will be included in an effort to lower congestion for motorists exiting I-95 to MD 24 and MD 924.
Bridge improvements are also included in the $1.1 billion project. Reconstruction will take place on overpasses at Raphel Road, Bradshaw Road, Old Joppa Road and Clayton Road. I-95 bridges at Big Gunpowder Falls, Little Gunpowder Falls and Winters Run will be widened. Five new noise walls will be built on both sides of I-95 as well.