BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin enforcing the speed limit through automated cameras in the I-795 work zone.
The SHA is repairing and resurfacing I-795 between I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) and Owings Mills Boulevard (MD-940). It will also upgrade traffic barriers, repair storm drain systems, resurface ramps at the Owings Mills Boulevard interchange and install new pavement markings.
“Work zones present dangerous conditions and challenges that require concentration and slower speeds,” SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said in a news release. “Traditional police enforcement is not viable in work zones. Considering four out of five people injured or killed in work zone crashes are vehicle occupants, not workers, it benefits everyone to obey speed limits.”
The SHA will enforce a 21-day warning period for drivers from Friday through May 29, after which it will start issuing $40 citations to drivers speeding by 12 miles over the 60-mile speed limit.
The $9.2 million project is expected to be completed in fall 2013.