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: Starting on February 16, 2019 single tracking will commence between Charles Center Double Crossover and Johns Hopkins Station. This will continue for 36 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: Roadway feathering at tracks located at previous work done at Howard and Lexington.
IMPACT: Intersection of Howard and Lexington to be closed. MOT being set up on Saturday, 2/2/19 at 8pm. Working hours to begin 2am on Sunday, 2/3/19 and go through 3am on Monday, 2/4/19. Tracks will be out of service during this timeframe and a bus bridge will be in place from North Ave to Convention Center.
LTR Pedestrian Crossings
DESCRIPTION: Pedestrian grade crossing and rail replacement at Warren Rd & Lutherville Stations
IMPACT: Single tracking will be utilized while the Pedestrian crossings and rails are replaced. Single tracking at Warren Rd will begin Friday, 2/8/19 at 8pm and go through Thursday, 2/14/19 at 6pm. Single tracking at Lutherville will begin Friday, 2/15/19 at 8pm and go through Thursday, 2/21/19 at 6pm. Both locations will be 24 hour work shifts.
DESCRIPTION: Construction of new MARC station is ongoing. LTR is by-passing the Camden Station.
IMPACT: Construction fence and barriers have been installed—LR station is not accessible.
Signage has been installed at adjacent LTR stations to inform customers that Light Rail Station at Camden is not open for service during construction.
Camden LTR Station is scheduled to re-open on 3/31/19 in time for Orioles Opening Day.
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.
Camden StationCamden 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. 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.
The new MARC Camden Station is scheduled to open in Fall 2019.