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.
Repair or Replacement of Rogers Passerelle
DESCRIPTION: The Rogers Passerelle will be either repaired or replaced, depending on a study to begin in January 2017.
IMPACT: No access to station via Passerelle during construction. MOT in bus lanes under Passerelle during construction.
Repairs to Metro Aerial, Bridge, and Station Structures II
DESCRIPTION: Continuation of metro repairs listed above, based on design beginning early 2017.
IMPACT: Work in stations and on the tracks will impact the traveling public.
MD 122 (Security Blvd): Eastside I-695 to Baltimore City Line; SHA Project
DESCRIPTION: Safety and resurfacing project, including ADA and bus stop accessibility improvements, new traffic signals, signage, and pavement marking.
IMPACT: Pedestrian access will be inhibited as a result of the ADA and bus stop accessibility improvements. The contractor is required to maintain pedestrian safety and access at all times and sidewalk work is limited to one side of the roadway at a time.
Quickbus 40 Bus Stop Improvements: Termination of MD 122 (Security Blvd) at Health Care Finance Administration to Downtown Baltimore at Baltimore and Charles Streets.
DESCRIPTION: Existing bus stop improvements, including solar lighted shelters, ADA accessibility improvements, and trash cans.
IMPACT: Pedestrian access will be inhibited as a result of installing the shelters and bus stop accessibility improvements. The contractor is required to maintain pedestrian safety and access at all times and work will be staged so that consecutive eastbound or westbound bus stops will not be impacted at the same time. The work is also being coordinated with the SHA project described above.
Baltimore City and Greater Baltimore Area
DESCRIPTION: Installing new signage in anticipation of the BaltimoreLink System (Coming in June 2017).
IMPACT: Temporary closures at bus stops, to install/change out new/current signs. Possible sidewalk closures for repairing sections damaged by removal of existing signs supports and installation of new sign supports.
Penn North & Lexington Bus Transfers
DESCRIPTION: Construction of concrete bus pads; concrete sidewalks; site furnishings; passenger bus shelter; bike racks & shelters; signing; pavement markings; and electrical modifications at five locations.
IMPACT: Existing bus stop locations will be relocated during the installation of concrete bus pads. There may be lag time between the demolition of existing bus shelters and the installation of new bus shelters.
Courthouse Triangle and Penn Station Bus Transfers
DESCRIPTION: Demolition of existing bus shelter. Construction of concrete pavement bus pads; installation of new bus shelter, replacement of existing bus shelter canopy with a larger canopy, pavement marking restoration and maintenance of traffic.
IMPACT: Existing bus stop locations will be relocated during the installation of concrete bus pads. There may be lag time between the demolition of existing bus shelters and the installation of new bus shelters. The work at Penn station is dependent upon receipt of Amtrak Construction PTE.
Baltimore Link System Transfer Facilities Tier 2: Johns Hopkins Bayview Bus Transfer
DESCRIPTION: Construction of concrete bus pads, new asphalt pavements, concrete sidewalks, curb and gutter, signing, pavement markings and installation of new bus shelters.
IMPACT: Temporary lane and sidewalk closures within the Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus. There may be a lag time between the demolition of existing bus shelter(s) and the installation of the new bus shelter(s).
Baltimore Link Tier 1: MARC West Baltimore Transfer Facility
DESCRIPTION: Conversion of existing parking at MARC West Baltimore Station to Bus Transfer Facility for Transit Link.
IMPACT: Partial closure of lot A. ADA parking has been relocated and identified. MOT closures including pedestrian and vehicular routing in place.