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 Street Grate Rehabilitation
DESCRIPTION: This Contract is for the construction of Metro Street Grate Repair at Shot Tower Station, Charles Center Station, Lexington Market Station, Upton Station and Penn-North station.
IMPACT: No impact on Metro service. Vehicle traffic will be slowed due to single lanes north and south bound on Pennsylvania Avenue near Upton Station. Baltimore Street at President Street will be closed, and a detour will be implemented around the work zone.
LTR 3 Interlockings & 10 Curves
DESCRIPTION: This Contract is for the reconstruction of three (3) interlockings and restraining rail and concrete tie replacement along segments of curved track on the Central Light Rail and Penn Station Extension at the following locations: North Ave and Mount Royal.
IMPACT: Single tracking from Woodberry Station to Hamburg Station. Shuttle service in effect for patrons to alleviate delays. Track 2 is currently out of service. Single tracking on Track 1 anticipated to end on or around 10/10/2
LTR Stadium /Federal Hill (Formerly Hamburg) Station ADA Improvements
DESCRIPTION: This Contract is for providing pedestrian access improvements to the connection between the Sharp-Leadenhall area and the Stadium/Federal Hill Station (formerly Hamburg Street Station). This connection is via the westbound sidewalk on Howard Street, parallel to Hamburg Street, and underneath the I-395 overpass. The pedestrian improvements will include ADA upgrades to the sidewalk and ramps.
IMPACT: Contractor will be working Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Various pedestrian detours will be needed during construction, but the contractor will always maintain full access for passenger vehicles and pedestrians along Hamburg and Howard Streets, between Sharp-Leadenhall area and the Light Rail Station. Work will have no impact on Light Rail service.
Dedicated Bus Lanes Rehab:
DESCRIPTION: Repainting existing dedicated bus lanes and replacing bus lane signage on Baltimore, Fayette, Gay, Saint Paul and Charles Street in the downtown area.
IMPACT: The contractor will mobilize and work Monday – Friday 7:00pm – 5:00am (Starting Monday 7:00pm, ending Saturday 5:00am). There will be various lane closures, possible pedestrian detours, and temporarily relocated bus stops along Baltimore, Fayette, Gay, Saint Paul and Charles Streets. The contractor will start on Baltimore St. at Arch St. and work their way east to Gay St. Once they reach Gay St., they will work north from Baltimore St. to Forrest St.
North Avenue Rising: Corridor Improvements|
DESCRIPTION: Corridor improvements to North Avenue from Hilton Parkway to North Rose Street in Baltimore City. Work includes pavement reconstruction, ADA sidewalk and ramp improvements, and replacement of an old bus pad (Druid Hill Westbound). Additional signs and pavement markings will also be installed for improved public safety in various locations.
IMPACT: Various lane closures, pedestrian detours, and relocated bus stops along the 5 miles of North Ave, from Hilton Parkway to North Rose Street. This project will last for two years (shovels down by end of October 2021). Contractor is currently working Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:00pm. Work in October will include sidewalk improvements near Druid Hill and Poplar Grove, ADA bus stop enhancements at Ruston, Bentalou, Greenmount, Aisquith, and Bel Air, and milling and resurfacing of the Monroe and Fulton intersections. This work will be completed by use of a single lane closure when needed.
None at this time.
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. Traffic control devices will be set up on Ludlow Street during construction to maintain access to Merritt properties.