City Aims to Complete I-83 Work by Early June
Lanes on the highway have been closed for construction since April 13.
Here's some good news for commuters.
Emergency work on Interstate 83 could be finished by early June, weather permitting.
"Weather cooperation will definitely dictate that," said Adrienne Jones, a spokeswoman for Baltimore City’s Department of Transportation.
Jones said crews are currently replacing damaged storm drains, completing grouting and have about 50 percent of the backfill complete on the project, and that work could be completed in early June.
In April, the city announced that it had to close lanes on I-83 as part of a $2 million project to complete emergency work needed to replace damaged storm drains beneath the highway. The left hand lanes near the 29th Street exit in both directions have been closed since April 13. If the project is completed by early June, it would be within the six to eight week time frame the city expected the work to take.
Until the work is complete, the city recommends these routes:
- For motorists coming to or from Northwest Baltimore or northwest Baltimore County (including Pikesville, Reisterstown and Randallstown), the alternate routes are Liberty Road/Liberty Heights Avenue, Reisterstown Road and Park Heights Avenue.
- For motorists coming to or from North Baltimore City or County (including Towson, Timonium and Cockeysville), the alternate routes are Charles Street, York Road and Loch Raven Boulevard.
- For motorists coming to or from Northeast Baltimore City and County (including Parkville, Overlea and Perry Hall), the alternate routes are Hillen Road/Perring Parkway, Harford Road and Belair Road.