RadioOnFire.com – The Northbound tube of the Harbor Tunnel will be closed around-the-clock until mid-June as part of the project to rebuild two aging bridges on I-895 north of the tunnel.
While the Northbound tube is closed, the Southbound tube will carry two-way traffic, one lane in each direction.
The travel lanes inside the tunnel will not be separated by a barrier because of space limitations inside the tube.
Over the next 60 days, the Maryland Transportation Authority will rebuild the road surface inside the tunnel, and the approach and departure road surfaces on either side of the tunnel.
In addition, the entrance portals will be rehabilitated.
The tiles and the lighting inside the tunnel will also be replaced.
I-895 north of the tunnel was narrowed to one lane each way last November to replace two bridges that were originally built in the 1950’s.
I-895 drivers should expect significant delays.