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As a matter of safety and improving the transit experience for our customers and all our state’s citizens, the Maryland Transit Administration works continuously to maintain and improve our infrastructure and facilities statewide. Here are some of the projects we’re working on currently and those that are most likely to have an impact on the traveling public.


METRO SUBWAY

Mondawmin Elevator Replacement
DESCRIPTION:  This contract is for the construction, removal, and replacement of two elevators at Mondawmin Metro Station including any equipment that has outlived its useful life and a redesign of both elevator enclosures. 

IMPACT:  Both elevators were removed from service as of 1/12/22 they will reopen in Spring 2023.  Barriers have been constructed in the public areas to protect the work area and the public from exposure to construction hazards.  Patrons alerted of elevators closures via signage, station notifications, and social media.  Patrons needing ADA access should utilize the Metro West Cold Spring Station.  There are fixed bus route services from Metro West Cold Spring Station and Metro Penn North Station for patrons to get to and from Mondawmin Station.  The manned information kiosk located at the Mondawmin Metro Station is out of service as of June 2022 and will be out of service until on/about January 2023.

Reisterstown Plaza Station ADA Improvements and Stair No. 2 Replacement
DESCRIPTION:  The purpose of this project is to address immediate safety needs at the Metro Reisterstown Plaza Station, including: Replacement of Stair No. 2 at Reisterstown Plaza Metro Station; Repair and replacement of sections of concrete plaza, sidewalks, pavement, and handicapped ramps to maintain ADA passage from off-site/parking to the elevators.  The work involves, but is not limited to: Integral steel stringers with cast-in-place concrete stair treads/risers and landings, granite treads to be installed after the concrete has cured, railing assembly maintenance of traffic; erosion & sediment control; removal of wheel stops, signs and asphalt paving; construction of signs, and pavement markings; excavation; graded aggregate base; asphalt pavement; curbs; curb & gutter; granite curb replacement; wheel stops, sidewalk repairs; and brick paver replacement.

IMPACT:  The contractor will be working Monday – Friday between 7:00 am – 3:30pm.  Currently there are no anticipated impacts to Metro services.  Throughout construction, patrons will access the platform as they currently do now, but there will be pedestrian maintenance of traffic installed within and around the station to help patrons navigate around the construction areas. 

Metro Street Grate Repairs
DESCRIPTION: Removal, repair, and replacement of street grates for Metro Ventilation shafts at Shot Tower, Lexington Market and Upton Station. Work includes repairs to grating structures and repair and replacement of specific denoted grates.

IMPACT: During work at individual locations, there will be Baltimore City-permitted MOT set-ups at each location. This project is still in the submittal phase, but the contractor’s baseline schedule shows work will be performed at Shot Tower from 11/01/22-11/14/22, at Lexington Market from 11/15/22 – 11/25/22, and at Upton Station from 11/25/22 – 12/05/22.

 

LIGHT RAIL

None at this time.
 

LOCAL BUS

Bus Installation of Bus Shelters - Phase 6 (OPS-17-078-AN OFS 024)
DESCRIPTION:  Contractor is responsible for installing ADA-compliant bus shelters, including sidewalk reconstruction and sitework as needed at various locations as specified on the plans.  The main activities include, but are not limited to, excavation, site clearing, construction of sidewalk and curb, installation of MTA-provided bus shelters.

IMPACT: All relocated bus stops have been returned to their regular location; Minor punch list work in progress at Bus Stop 59 and 11127, with very minimal impact (if any).

Bus Installation of Bus Shelters - Various Locations (OPS-17-078-AN OFS 028)
DESCRIPTION:  Contractor is responsible for installing ADA-compliant bus shelters (9 “barrel” style; 5 “cantilever” style), including sidewalk reconstruction and sitework as needed at various locations as specified on the plans.  The main activities include, but are not limited to, construction of concrete sidewalk, construction of concrete curb/ curb and gutter, relocation of benches and trash cans, excavation and site clearing.

IMPACT:  All relocated bus stops have been returned to their regular location; Minor punch list work in progress at Bus Stops 1784, 14087, 4407, 1058 and 13833, with very minimal impact (if any).

Bus Shelters Baltimore City East (AGY-15-016-AN OFS 020)
DESCRIPTION:  This task is for installation of MTA-furnished bus shelters and sidewalk reconstruction within Baltimore City (12 stops), Baltimore County (1 stop) and Anne Arundel County (1 stop); 14 existing stops total.  The work involves but is not limited to: Installation of MTA provided bus shelters, construction of concrete and brick sidewalks, construction of curb and gutter, relocation of benches and trash cans, excavation and site clearing.

IMPACT:  Work will cause minor impact to riders boarding buses at existing locations that call for various improvements, though complete bus stop relocations are not anticipated at this time.  Work will be performed weekdays from 7:00am – 5:00pm at Baltimore County Bus Stops 4790 and 13960, Anne Arundel County Bus Stop 13653, and Baltimore City Bus Stops 879, 911 3476, 4477, 5727, 5931 6355, 8355, 9576, 11370, and 12422.

Bus Stop ADA Improvements – Various (AGY-15-016-AN OFS 022)
DESCRIPTION:  This task is for ADA improvements at nine (9) bus stops located in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.  The work involves upgrading existing and new bus stops to be ADA compliant.  The work includes replacing sidewalk, adding bus stop landing pads, adding bus stop shelter pads, adding curb ramps and adding curb & gutter.

IMPACT:  Work will cause minor impact to riders boarding buses at existing locations that call for various improvements, though complete bus stop relocations are not anticipated at this time.  Work will be performed weekdays from 7:00am – 5:00pm at Baltimore County Bus Stops 109, 13538, 2967, 14182 and Baltimore City Bus Stops 104, 107, 110, 12530, 12692.

BUS Dedicated Bus Lanes Pilot - Signage (AGY-15-080-MT OFS 023)
DESCRIPTION:  This task is for installation of bus lane signage for three new dedicated bus lane corridors including Charles Street from Conway Street to Oliver Street, Light Street from Lombard Street to Pratt Street, Harford Road from Forrest Street to E. Biddle Street, and York Road from Radnor Avenue to Bellona Avenue. In addition, this project includes removal and replacement of four signs and one sign removal on North Avenue. The project is located in Baltimore City.

IMPACT:  The work will be completed under a rolling single lane closure with limited impacts to the public.  The contractor will be working weekdays from 7:00am – 3:30pm.

BUS Shelter- Liberty Road (AGY-15-080-MT OFS 024)
DESCRIPTION:  This Task is for the construction of five cantilever bus shelters along MD 26 (Liberty Road) in Baltimore County.  The work involves but is not limited to installation of 5 cantilever shelters furnished by MTA, shelter foundations, sidewalk improvements, concrete landing pads, curb & gutter, installation of trash cans and installation of bench inside shelter, installation of dusk to dawn solar powered lighting within shelter.

IMPACT: Existing bus stops will need to be relocated during construction; Exact impact dates yet to be determined; Working with Service Development to coordinate relocations.

 

COMMUTER BUS

None at this time.
 

MARC TRAIN

Riverside Heavy Maintenance Facility
DESCRIPTION: Construction of the MARC Riverside Heavy Maintenance Building (RHMB) located in the Riverside Yard,1600 Ludlow St. in Baltimore City.

IMPACT: Construction traffic including dump trucks and equipment and material deliveries will enter and exit Ludlow Street onto Fort Ave during the hours of 6am through 6pm Monday through Saturday.  BGE continues performing work within the community, related to the new gas main needed for this project (gas main install complete; street paving remains to be completed).