BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new traffic pattern will be put in place Wednesday along the Broening Highway Bridge over Colgate Creek, as the Baltimore Department of Transportation starts work on replacing the bridge.

Two-way traffic along the bridge’s southern span will start about 7 a.m., weather permitting. The bridge’s northern span will be closed to traffic for at least 18 months as the bridge is demolished and a new one built.

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During this time, left turns into the Port of Baltimore from westbound Broening Highway will be prohibited. This will prevent traffic backups into the port, according to a department press release.

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Motorists traveling along westbound Broening Highway should follow posted detour signs for access to the port during this phase of construction or alternate routes if possible.

 

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CBS Baltimore Staff