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« Reply #2225 on: December 30, 2021, 01:59:13 PM »

Another change at MDOT: just 2 years after Pete Rahnís departure as Secretary, his replacement Gregory Slater will be leaving as well.  The MDTA director, James F. Ports Jr. will be taking a step up to be the next MDOT Secretary.

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« Reply #2226 on: January 07, 2022, 01:28:56 PM »

Pictures I took of the JFK construction yesterday morning:

Southbound just past MD 24.


Clayton Road overpass being rebuilt and notification of closed MD 152 park and ride.


Construction at Big Gunpowder Falls bridge, 70.3.


A close look at a crane just ahead of the previous photo.


Sound barrier being built approaching Joppa Road.
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« Reply #2227 on: January 07, 2022, 01:29:36 PM »

The Old Joppa Road overpass near mile marker 73 has also completed reconstruction.
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« Reply #2228 on: January 13, 2022, 11:38:23 AM »

I donít understand why the new toll gantries for the Fort McHenry Tunnel are being built next to the old toll plaza. Why not build them on the other side of the tunnel, in Locust Point, and avoid the complexities of staging both construction projects at the same site? The new Bay Bridge toll gantries were built on Kent Island so that the existing plaza could be demolished more easily, so why not do the same at the Fort McHenry Tunnel?
I guess it depends on what MDTA actually means by "just south of the existing toll plaza".  If they literally meant just south while the roadway is still widened out for the plaza, then I agree with your take.  But if the gantries will be installed closer to the tunnel portals (similar to what MassDOT did at the Sumner/Callahan Tunnels), then I'd think it becomes a non-issue.

Following up on this to note that the MDTA has created a project page for the FMT conversion with some before-and-after visuals...among other things, they show that the new gantries will indeed be close to the tunnel portals.

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