BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Transportation officials are notifying the public of potential traffic delays as they plan to close part of the Fort McHenry Tunnel this weekend.

The Maryland Transportation Authority will be replacing a roadway joint for two lanes prior to the tunnel entrance between 8:30 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Monday, weather permitting, transportation officials said Thursday.

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The northbound right tube of the tunnel would be temporarily closed while the northbound left tube will remain open to traffic. Southbound tubes will not be impacted by the closure.

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People should use Interstate 695 and Interstate 895 to bypass the roadwork.

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Fort McHenry Tunnel has been partially or fully closed in previous years for vehicle fires, traffic crashes, and a 5K race.

CBS Baltimore Staff