BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The southbound bore of the Harbor Tunnel along I-895 will be closed starting Friday night due to construction. It will remain closed 24/7 through mid-June.
Maryland transportation officials said motorists should avoid taking I-895 during this time and instead take I-695 or I-95 as alternate routes.READ MORE: 'Star Of Bethlehem' Lit With Promise Of Steel Returning To Sparrows Point
The northbound bore will remain open to two-way traffic. Motorists must remain in their lanes and adhere to speed limits.READ MORE: Maryland AG's Race Heats Up With Potential O'Malley-Brown Democratic Primary
The construction is a part of MDTA’s three-year, $189 million project to replace the 60-year-old I-895 Bridge and the Holabird Avenue exit just north of the Harbor Tunnel. They will also rehabilitate the Harbor Tunnel.MORE NEWS: Howard County NAACP Calls For Investigation After Video Shows Black Student Being Punched By Staff
The roadway is expected to reopen around June 19.