Public Impacts Report

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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

None at this time.

LIGHT RAIL

LTR Coldspring Retaining Wall
DESCRIPTION: Installation of a gabion retaining structure south of the Coldspring Light Rail Station
IMPACT: 22 Calendar Day shutdown starting at 12am on 07/22 and lasting through 08/13.

LOCAL BUS

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 they did during Phase 1. The traffic MOT plans require 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. The contractor will be receiving deliveries (e.g. steel and other materials) to the site and vehicular traffic along Kirk Ave may encounter temporary delays while the vehicles enter and leave the project site. Flagger operations will continue to be utilized as part of the contractor’s MOT operations.

Baltimore Link Bus Pads (Phase 1)
DESCRIPTION: Construction of 25 concrete bus pads at various locations throughout Baltimore.
IMPACT: Work is estimated to begin in August. Bus lanes will be closed during construction and while the concrete reaches the required design strength. Bus stops will have to be relocated during construction. Construction and cure time are estimated to take between 5-8 days.

North Avenue Corridor Improvements
DESCRIPTION: Corridor improvements to North Avenue from Hilton Parkway to North Rose Street in Baltimore City. Work includes pavement reconstruction, sidewalk and ramp improvements and providing dedicated bus lanes. Work also includes installation of roadway drainage improvements, landscaping, street lighting upgrades, traffic signal improvements, as well as pavement markings for bus lanes, bike lanes and pedestrian crossings.
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. Work is planned to begin on 08/05/19 between Hilton and Poplar Grove St (installing E&S Controls), between N. Patterson Park Ave and N. Rose St (installing E&S Controls and sidewalk repairs) and the intersection of Bloomingdale and North Ave (installing conduit for traffic signal).

COMMUTER BUS

Stormwater Management Repair and Retrofit – Severna Park – Park & Ride Lot
DESCRIPTION: This contract is for the retrofit of the Severn Park – Park and Ride Stormwater Management Facility.
IMPACT: Minimal impact to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Lanes will remain open and unobstructed during peak morning and afternoon hours. Eighteen (18) parking spots will be unavailable due to the contractors staging area to safely perform the work.

Stormwater Management Repair and Retrofit – White Marsh – Park & Ride Lot
DESCRIPTION: Existing Park and Ride Lot will have repairs and replacement of Stormwater Management System
IMPACT: Portions of the parking lots will be blocked off, however the alternate lots have more than adequate capacity to accommodate the inconvenienced patrons. Customers and patrons should employ added caution and special attention to the posted adjustments and altered patterns. The first entrance is currently detoured to the second entrance/exit.

MARC Train

Camden Station
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. Construction fence and barriers have been relocated to provide MARC customers easier access to MARC platforms. MARC customers can access the Light Rail Station at Camden Yards.

Stormwater Management Repair and Retrofit – Dorsey MARC Station
DESCRIPTION: The contract is for the repair and retrofit of the existing pond at Dorsey MARC Station. IMPACT: Moving of equipment and materials may impact traffic minimally near exit during off peak hours. Lanes will remain open and unobstructed during peak morning and afternoon hours.

Stormwater Management Repair & Retrofit – Monocacy MARC Station
DESCRIPTION: This contract is for the repair and retrofit for the Monocacy MARC Station Storm Management Facility
IMPACT: MOT and project fencing is in place. Station parking is reduced by one hundred and two (102) parking spots in the south east section of the lot for construction and MOT. The available parking remains adequate for commuters during peak hours. No Impact to train services.

MARC Halethorpe Parking Lot Improvements
DESCRIPTION: Repairing asphalt pavement and updating the ADA accessible parking, signing and pavement markings within the Halethorpe MARC Station, parking lot B.
IMPACT: Halethorpe Parking Lot B will be closed to the public during the first 3 weekends in August. Work will be performed starting early Saturday mornings and completed by 4:00am on Monday mornings.