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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

North Avenue Rising:  Penn/North Metro Station Improvements

DESCRIPTION:  Replacement of two hydraulic elevators, electrical upgrades, structural repairs, new architectural store front system, new exterior lighting and electrical panel replacement.

IMPACT:  Elevators removed from service for replacement from 04/27/20 through January 2021.  Barriers will be constructed in the public areas to protect the work area and the public from exposure to construction hazards.  Patrons alerted to elevator closure date via signage, notifications, and social media.

Reconstruction of State Center & Charles Center Double Crossovers

DESCRIPTION: This Contract is for the reconstruction of the State Center and Charles Center Double Crossovers and adjacent sections of mainline tracks near the State Center and Charles Center Stations in the Baltimore Metro System.

IMPACT: Work at State Center:  Single tracking continues for work at State Center, through January 2021 at a minimum; testing to continue.  Work complete on Track 2 (i.e. trains on Track 1) expected to switch to Track 1 (i.e. trains on Track 2) in the near future.


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: Construction activity traffic continues, construction fence encloses sidewalks, the entire area along Kirk and Bonaparte will be closed per MOT.  Flagger operations will continue to be utilized as part of the contractor’s MOT operations as construction deliveries continue. 

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, 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 (completion June 2021).  Contractor is currently working Monday – Friday.  The contractor will continue to install traffic signals along the corridor.  With milling and paving being complete from Guilford to Bel Air, the contractor will transition to the installation of the Transit Red MMA and the thermoplastic symbols associated with the bus only lane.  These activities will be in both the EB and WB directions from Guilford to Bel Air.  These operations are heavily impacted by temperature, however, when the contractor is preforming these operations, street parking will be impacted and there could be various lane closures. The signals at the Howard Street intersection will need to be temporarily turned off to install new electrical wires. During this outage, the contractor will have four (4) flaggers to direct traffic. This flagging operations may cause congestion and traffic delays.
 

COMMUTER BUS

None at this time.

MARC TRAIN

None at this time.

LIGHT RAIL

None at this time.