I-95 Express Toll Lanes
The major project going on along I-95 is intended to eventually allow an express toll lane to be added in the center of the general propose (free) lanes, from Baltimore City to the Delaware line. The overall project has 4 phases:
Section 100 is complete and in use. Section 200 through Kingsville is fully engineered and beeing built. Section 300 is being planned, involving the examination of alternatives, including the "no-build" alternative. Surprise, surprise, they picked the express toll lane alternative.
- Section 100, I-95/I-895 split to New Forge Rd
- Section 200, New Forge Rd to MD 22 (through Kingsville area)
- Section 300, MD 22 to MD 222
- Section 400, MD 222 to Delaware line
The alternatives study is online.
Section 200 involves the reconstruction of the Bradshaw Rd bridge, which is complete, and the Raphel Rd bridge which is about to begin.
There is also an associated project to relocate the I-95 maintenance facility from MD 543, which will be displaced by the project. The Rutkowski farm was purchased for this purpose. The maintenance facility itself requires about 10 acres, so the remaining 57 acres would be the site of forest mitigation, that is, much of it would be replanted with trees. There may be a salt storage building on-site, and the vehicle cleaning operation will require waste water treatment and disposal. There was early talk of the possibility that the MTA would swap this 67-acre property with the 27-acre Schmidt property, since it would be more convenient for the maintenance facility to be closer to I-95 (and less of an impact on Kingsville). However, nothing ever came to fuition
More information concerning Section 200 can be found here.