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.
Johns Hopkins Double Crossover Replacement
DESCRIPTION: Replacement of existing double crossover special trackwork procured by MTA Engineering.
IMPACT: Begun on 2/16/19. Single tracking between Charles Center and Johns Hopkins Station for 40 calendar days.
Patapsco Ave Station Park & Ride Pavement Repairs
DESCRIPTION: Pavement repairs and rehabilitation to existing station parking lot.
IMPACT: Lot will remain open during repairs while allowing bus, ridership, and pedestrian traffic to flow
with minimal impact.
LTR Howard Street Trough Repair
DESCRIPTION: Replacement of rail and elastomeric grout at Howard and Lexington and Saratoga Streets.
IMPACT: Remaining roadway feathering tentatively scheduled to be completed during a tentative Out-of-Service Area pending LTR approval: 2am on Sunday 04/28/19 – 3am on Monday 04/29/19
LTR Pedestrian Crossings
DESCRIPTION: Pedestrian grade crossing and rail replacement at Gilroy and Hunt Valley Stations
IMPACT: Gilroy: 8pm on Friday 03/29/19 – 4am on Monday 04/01/19 (Out of Service); Gilroy: 8pm on Friday 04/05/19 – 4am on Monday 04/08/19 (Out of Service); Hunt Valley: 8pm on Friday 04/12/19 – 6pm on Thursday 04/18/19 (Single-Tracking)
LTR Patapsco Station Emergency Traffic Signal Installation
DESCRIPTION: Installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of the Light Rail Patapsco Station parking lot entrance and West Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore City, Maryland
IMPACT: Minimal impact to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Lanes will remain open during construction, and unobstructed during peak morning and afternoon hours
DESCRIPTION: Construction of new MARC station is ongoing. LTR service at Camden Station will resume on 4/1/19.
IMPACT: Construction fence and barriers will still be in place. LTR customers should be aware that Camden is still an active construction site. Customers should refrain from entering the construction site and refrain from trespassing on the tracks.
Kirk Bus Modernization Phase 2 Ultimate
DESCRIPTION: Phase 2 includes demolishing the existing Kirk Bus Division and constructing a new bus storage facility on the site.
IMPACT: Residents on the neighboring streets (Bartlett, Homewood, and Bonaparte) will experience construction activities as did during Phase 1. Traffic MOT plan closing the parking lane along the jobsite on Kirk Ave and Bonaparte and eventually Homewood Ave will be renovated with new paving and sidewalk along property lines.
DESCRIPTION: Existing MARC Camden Station has been demolished and construction of new station is ongoing.
IMPACT: Station building is closed. Service at Camden is on-going with no impact to MARC train service. A temporary canopy along with bike shelters and MARC TVM has been provided on Conway Street. New circulation patterns are in effect. Construction fence and barriers have been installed and MARC customers must adhere to new circulation patterns. MARC customers should give themselves extra time for their commute. Signage has been installed at Camden Station to assist MARC customers. MARC customers must refrain from trespassing on LTR tracks. MARC train to provide access to platform 1 in April.
The new MARC Camden Station is scheduled to open in Fall 2019.