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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

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 and will reopen in Spring 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 staffed customer information kiosk located at the Mondawmin Metro Station will be closed through January 2023. During this interruption period, routes and schedule information for bus and metro will continue to be available online at https://www.mta.maryland.gov or call 410-539-5000 Monday – Friday 6:00am to 7:00p.

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:  Currently there are no anticipated impacts to Metro services.  Throughout construction, patrons will access the platform the same way they currently do now, but there will be pedestrian maintenance of traffic installed within and around the station to help patrons navigate around the construction areas.

 

LIGHT RAIL
 

LTR Woodberry Erosion Repairs at NW 198
DESCRIPTION:  This task is for the repair of eroded slopes between MTA’s Light Rail track and Clipper Road and replacement of fouled ballast under the West 41 Street bridge.  The work involves, but is not limited to, the following: removal and replacement of existing chain link fence, clearing and grubbing, debris removal, placement of riprap on the eroded slope, replacement of sidewalk, replacement of chain link fence, tree removal, removal of abandoned electrical conduit, ditch cleaning, and removal and replacement of fouled ballast, maintenance of traffic (Light Rail, vehicular and pedestrian), and erosion & sediment control. 
IMPACT:  Construction activity at Clipper Road and Union Avenue, with a minor street narrowing on Clipper Road while work is being performed. 

LTR Twin Oaks Temp Drainage Repairs [AGY-15-080-MT OFS 021]
DESCRIPTION:  This task is for culvert repairs and to provide riprap slope protection measures along the MSE wall supporting Light Rail adjacent to the Twin Oaks Road grade crossing. The work involves but not limited to erosion and sediment control, clearing and grubbing, culvert repairs, as well as grading and sloping to stabilize from erosion. 
IMPACT: Construction traffic including dump trucks, equipment and material deliveries will enter and exit
on the shoulder of Camp Meade Road and two staging locations along Twin Oaks.  There will be a shoulder closure from 9am-3pm. 

LTR Warren Road Stormwater Management Repair and Retrofit 
DESCRIPTION:  This project involves the repair and retrofit of a Stormwater Management (SWM) facility at the Warren Road Light Rail Station.  The purpose of this project is to repair and retrofit the existing dry pond into a submerged gravel wetland.  This retrofit entails modifying the existing concrete riser structure and installing a gabion wall to create a sediment forebay.  Construction of the submerged gravel wetland will include the planting of new wetland type perennials.  Tree and brush removal from within the SWM facility and its embankment is also required for this project.  Minor grading outside the SWM facility, to prevent soil erosion, and resetting the slab of a nearby curb inlet are also proposed.  No wetlands or waterways will be disturbed by this project.
IMPACT: Contractor will be blocking off approximately seven parking spots to be used as a laydown area, but no additional impacts are expected at this time.

 

LOCAL BUS

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.  Various lane closures and lane shifts along Howard St. between W. Preston to W. North Ave.  Contractor is currently working Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:00pm.  Impacts will mostly be along Howard St. and around the Howard St. and North Ave intersection. 

BUS Patapsco Ave Comfort Park-n-Ride Station
DESCRIPTION: This Contract is for the installation of a prefabricated restroom facility, including providing water, sanitary sewer, electrical services, temporary parking facilities, and asphalt patching within the Patapsco Avenue Light Rail Station.  Work involves new concrete sidewalk, asphalt patching with full depth HMA pavement, saw-cutting, site furnishings, restroom facility, maintenance of traffic, erosion and sediment control measures, site clearing for construction of sanitary sewer.
IMPACT: Impacts to the Light Rail station will be limited; Light Rail service will not be disrupted.  Work will take place at the Park-n-Ride parking lot (Working Hours: 7:00am to 4:00pm).  The north end of the parking lot remains closed to the public.  Bus stop locations for one route has been relocated from the northeastern side of the lot to the middle access lane.  At this time, there is no weekend work planned.

Bus Installation of Bus Shelters - Phase 6 (OPS-17-078-AN OFS 024)
DESCRIPTION:  Contractor is responsible for installing ADA-compliant bus shelters, including sidewalk reconstruction and sitework as needed at various locations as specified on the plans. The main activities include, but are not limited to, excavation, site clearing, construction of sidewalk and curb, installation of MTA-provided bus shelters.
IMPACT: All relocated bus stops have been returned to their regular location; Minor punch list work in progress, with very minimal impact (if any).  

Bus Shelter Installation – Baltimore City (Central) – (OPS-17-078-AN OFS 026)
DESCRIPTION: Contractor is responsible for installing ADA-compliant bus shelters, including sidewalk reconstruction and sitework as needed at various locations as specified on the plans. The main activities include, but are not limited to, excavation, site clearing, construction of sidewalk and curb, installation of MTA-provided bus shelters. 
IMPACT: During work at each location, bus stops will be relocated nearby, and signage will be placed in conjunction with OSD/Facilities, advising riders of stop relocation(s).  Flyers will also be handed out to riders to notify them that the stop will be under construction and relocated.  The locations to be impacted are Bus Stop ID No’s. (11018) Wilkens Ave at Caton Ave, (5984) The Alameda at Coldspring, (5838) Kirk Ave at Montpelier St., (475) 33rd St at Ellerslie Ave, (507) St. Paul Street between Chase St. & Eager St., (3366) Calvert St. at Baltimore St., (1579) Greenmount at Whitridge, and (4013) MLK Blvd at Linden Ave.  Each stop will be out of service for approximately 30 days from start of reconstruction to completion of new shelter installation.  Minor impact at each location to pedestrian and vehicular traffic during construction. MOT will be set up as per approved ROW/MOT permits. 

Bus Installation of Bus Shelters - Various Locations (OPS-17-078-AN OFS 028)
DESCRIPTION:  Contractor is responsible for installing ADA-compliant bus shelters (9 “barrel” style; 5 “cantilever” style), including sidewalk reconstruction and sitework as needed at various locations as specified on the plans. The main activities include, but are not limited to, construction of concrete sidewalk, construction of concrete curb/ curb and gutter, relocation of benches and trash cans, excavation and site clearing.
IMPACT:  All relocated bus stops have been returned to their regular location; Minor punch list work in progress, with very minimal impact (if any).  
 

COMMUTER BUS

None at this time.
 

MARC TRAIN

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. BGE continues performing work within the community, related to the new gas main needed for this project.  Working hours/parking impacts are scheduled from 9am-3pm, Mondays through Fridays and will impact the following residential streets on a “rolling” basis: 1400 block of Lawrence St; 700-800 blocks of East Fort Avenue; 1500 block of Boyle St; 700 block of East Heath St; 1700-1800 blocks of Webster St.