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.
Rogers Passerelle Replacement
DESCRIPTION: This Contract is for the removal of the existing pedestrian bridge at Rogers Avenue Metro Station and construction of the replacement pedestrian bridge. The work involves: Removal of the existing Passerelle superstructure and portions of the existing substructure (existing foundations to remain),fabrication/delivery/installation of a fabricated pedestrian steel truss bridge with impressed current cathodic protection system in the deck, installation of fabricated architectural roof system and cladding components, associated electrical, utility, storm water drainage, and maintenance of traffic work.
IMPACT: Mobilization is scheduled for Friday, March 3, 2023, with impacts to begin on Monday, March 6, 2023. Barriers will be constructed in the public areas to protect the work area and the public from exposure to construction hazards. Patron alerts, ADA access signage, station notifications, and social medial notifications are in place via other departments. Construction will impact access to the station until February 2024.
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 late Spring/early Summer 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 remain out of service until project completion.
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 have been, but there will be pedestrian maintenance of traffic installed within and around the station to help patrons navigate around the construction.
Metro System-Wide Door Repairs
DESCRIPTION: This Contract is for the replacement or repair of MTA metro station doors, frames and associated door hardware as indicated in the contract documents at 14 metro stations: Owings Mills, Old Court, Milford Mill, Reisterstown Plaza, Rogers Avenue, West Cold Spring, Mondawmin, Penn North, Upton Avenue, State Center/Cultural Center, Lexington Market, Charles Center, Shot Tower Marketplace & Johns Hopkins.
IMPACT: The contractor will be working during revenue and non-revenue hours depending on accessibility of area, and to minimize any impacts to operations. No impacts to Metro Service. Minor to no impacts to patrons in and around the affected stations (i.e. foot traffic of contractor bringing construction materials to the work area, etc). Contract expects to begin work at Johns Hopkins station in March 2023.
LTR Timonium Business Park Drive Grade Crossing Rehabilitation
DESCRIPTION: This contract is for the replacement of the grade crossing at the Timonium Business Park Light Rail station. The work includes removal and disposal of existing rubber crossing panels, removal and disposal of excavated ballast and subballast, existing underdrain system, existing rails, concrete ties, and clips, conduit installation, pavement replacement, and replacement of pedestrian ramps.
IMPACT: Timonium BP LTR Station will be shutdown beginning after revenue service on Saturday, March 4, 2023 (i.e. 03/05/23) and will be out of service until the start of revenue on Monday, March 27, 2023. A bus bridge will be utilized during this time period, running from Timonium Fair Grounds Station to Falls Rd. Station. The Lutherville Station will also be out of service during this time period. There will be a detour for vehicular traffic around Business Park Drive during the work.
Bus Shelters Fast Forward 1 (AGY-15-080-MT OFS 027)
DESCRIPTION: This task is for sidewalk reconstruction and bus shelter installation at multiple locations within Baltimore City, Maryland. Work includes but is not limited to construction of concrete sidewalk, construction of concrete curb/curb and gutter, resetting granite curb, relocation and removal of benches and trash cans, relocation of signs, installing new signposts, excavation, site clearing, continual pedestrian Maintenance of Traffic throughout each site during construction, and installation of MTA provided bus shelters.
IMPACT: Work will cause minor impact to riders boarding buses at existing locations that call for various improvements and shelter installation. Work will be performed weekdays from 8:00am – 3:00pm at Baltimore City Bus Stops 488, 973, 1367 ,1609, 1610, 3636, 4120, 4467, 4639, 13822, and 13851.
Bus Shelters Fast Forward 2 (AGY-15-080-MT OFS 028)
DESCRIPTION: This task is for is for the construction of MTA Bus Shelters and sidewalk reconstruction within Baltimore City at various locations. The work involves installation of MTA provided bus shelters, construction of concrete sidewalk, construction of concrete curb/curb and gutter, resetting granite curb, relocation and removal of benches and trashcans, relocation of signs, installing new signposts, excavation, site clearing and continual pedestrian Maintenance of Traffic throughout each site during construction
IMPACT: Work will cause minor impact to riders boarding buses at existing locations that call for various improvements and shelter installation. Work will be performed weekdays from 8:00am – 3:00pm at Baltimore City Bus Stops 901, 3607, 3717, 5650, 6107, 6923, 6924, 8685, 11117, 12320, 2943, and 5132.
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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 Sunday.