Public Impacts Report
As a matter of safety and improving the transit experience for our customers and all our state’s citizens, the Maryland Transit Administration works continuously to maintain and improve our infrastructure and facilities statewide. Here are some of the projects we’re working on currently and those that are most likely to have an impact on the traveling public.
Metro State Center Station Elevator Structural RepairsMetro Milford Mill Sinkhole Repair
DESCRIPTON: Sinkhole repair at Milford Mill Station parking lot.
IMPACT: Work in the parking lot may impact vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Metro MOW Miscellaneous Repairs at Various Locations
DESCRIPTION: Replacement of deteriorated timber, switch, and monobloc concrete ties, repair of Hixon fasteners, resurfacing at select ballast locations, contact rail replacement.
IMPACT: Weekend single tracking, from 8pm on Fridays through 4am on Monday; Likely only to affect the weekends of 11/02/18, 11/09/18, and potentially 11/16/18.
Patapsco Ave Station Park & Ride Pavement Repairs
DESCRIPTION: Pavement repairs and rehabilitation to existing station parking lot.
IMPACT: Lot will remain open during repairs while allowing bus, ridership, and pedestrian traffic to flow
with minimal impact.
LTR Pedestrian Grade Crossing Replacement at Cultural Center
DESCRIPTION: Pedestrian grade crossing and rail replacement at Cultural Center
IMPACT: LTR closed between North Avenue Station and Convention Center- Pratt Street Station for Cultural Center rail replacement; bus bridge will be in place. Shutdown to occur on the weekends of 11/30/18 and 12/07/18, from approx. 8pm on Fridays through 2am on Mondays.
LTR Howard Street Trough Repair
DESCRIPTION: Replacement of rail and elastomeric grout at Howard and Lexington and Saratoga Streets.
IMPACT: LTR closed between North Avenue Station and Convention Center- Pratt Street Station for work; bus bridge will be in place. Shutdown to occur on the weekends of 11/30/18 and 12/07/18, from approx. 8pm on Fridays through 2am on Mondays.
LTR Camden Station
DESCRIPTION: Construction of new MARC station is ongoing. LTR is by-passing the Camden Station.
IMPACT: Construction fence and barriers have been installed—station is not accessible.
Signage has been installed at adjacent LTR stations to inform customers that Light Rail Station at Camden is not open for service during construction.
Camden LTR Station is expected to re-open on March 31, 2019.
LTR Pedestrian Crossings and Howard Street Repairs
DESCRIPTION: Replacement of defective rails and pedestrian crossings at Cultural Center Station and Timonium. Also replacing rail on Howard Street during the same shutdown.
IMPACT: LTR will be shut down from N. Ave to Convention Center for the weekend of November 30 – December 3rd. Back up weekend for work is planned for the weekend of December 7 – December 10th. Expect to complete Timonium work during 2 weekend shutdowns in December, dates TBD.
Kirk Bus Modernization Phase 2 Ultimate
DESCRIPTION: Phase 2 includes demolishing the existing kirk bus division and constructing a new bus storage facility on the site.
IMPACT: Residents on the neighboring streets (Bartlett, Homewood, and Bonaparte) will experience construction activities as did during Phase 1. Traffic MOT plan closing the parking lane along the jobsite on Kirk Ave and Bonaparte and eventually Homewood Ave will be renovated with new paving and sidewalk along property lines.
DESCRIPTION: Existing MARC Camden Station has been demolished and construction of new station is ongoing.
IMPACT: Station is closed. There is no impact to MARC train service. Temporary canopy has been provided on Conway Street. Bike shelters and MARC TVM have also been relocated to Conway. New circulation patterns are in effect. Construction fence and barriers have been installed and MARC customers must adhere to new circulation patterns. MARC customers should give themselves an extra few minutes for their commute. Signage has been installed at Camden Station to assist MARC customers. MARC customers must refrain from trespassing on LTR tracks.
The new MARC Camden Station is scheduled to open in Fall 2019.