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Road Closures in Store for Southeast Baltimore

Travelers in Southeast Baltimore should be on alert for a few extra orange cones over the next year.
 
New construction is set to begin on several streets and intersections in the area. The improvements are part of the Baltimore City Department of Transportation's $44 million SouthEast Road Reconstruction Program which aims to improve access to the Port of Baltimore, reduce truck traffic on neighborhood streets, and create safer traveling for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, according to the city's Department of Transportation.
 
Starting this fall, construction will begin at four new sites:
 
• Site 1: O’Donnell Street from S. Ponca Street to Interstate Avenue
• Site 2: O’Donnell Street Cut-off at Interstate Avenue
• Site 3: Boston Street from S. Ponca Street to Haven Street
• Site 4: Boston Street & S. Clinton Street
 
Work on the project will conclude in fall 2013.
 
Improvements at the locations include street widening to allow for dedicated turn lanes, pavement reconstruction, stormwater management improvements, roadway resurfacing, ADA pedestrian ramp improvement, signal improvements, and landscaping.
 
The construction could close lanes periodically as well as restrict parking.
 
Source:  Baltimore City Department of Transportation
Writer: Alexandra Wilding, alexandra@bmoremedia.com

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