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.

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The northbound bore will remain open to two-way traffic. Motorists must remain in their lanes and adhere to speed limits.

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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.

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The roadway is expected to reopen around June 19.