Category Archive: Parking Expansion & Enhancements Project

Aug 21

Job Alert: Construction Community Liaison Wanted

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The West Baltimore MARC Parking Expansion project team is currently looking to hire a Construction Community Liaison for the West Baltimore MARC Parking Expansion Project. The Construction Community Liaison will work closely with residents, the construction contractor, and the MTA to address questions and/or concerns regarding construction related issues. Review this detailed job announcement to …

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Aug 20

August 27: Construction Concerns Meeting for Parking Expansion & Enhancement Project

When: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 PM Where: Lockerman Bundy Elementary School, 301 N Pulaski St, Baltimore, MD 21223 If you have construction impact concerns and issues, join us to find out about the next steps in the process and to get a better understanding about getting your concerns and issues addressed.

Jul 01

What to Expect During Construction

Public Safety & Health: The MTA and its designated contractor will take all steps necessary to ensure a safe construction environment for local residents, pedestrians, and commuters. To improve pedestrian safety, temporary barrier walls and fencing have been placed around the construction site. Dust Control: Dust is likely to occur as a result of the …

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Jul 01

Construction Underway


  The construction phase of the Parking Expansion project is fully underway. Please plan for possible delays and disruptions in order to lessen the impacts for the next year of construction. In the end, the new parking lots will encourage commuters from taking up valuable parking in residential neighborhoods. The project will also improve how …

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Dec 13

Temporary Closure of Eastbound US 40 Ramp

The eastbound ramp to US 40 at Smallwood Street is temporarily closed as of 7:00 AM on Monday, December 20, 2010. Eastbound traffic will be diverted to Mulberry Street. The ramp closure goes into effect as the project moves into the next phase of demolishing the “Highway to Nowhere.” On-street parking will continue to be …

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Oct 27

Community Participates in MBE/DBE Informational Meeting

On October 27, 2010, the MTA held an informational meeting on the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)/ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) process and local job training programs. Over 35 community members attended the meeting, which included a presentation by the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise. Participants had the opportunity to learn …

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Sep 13

Governor Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony


On Friday, September 10, 2010, residents and community leaders of West Baltimore stood at the western edge of the “Highway to Nowhere” and looked on as Governor Martin O’Malley operated a hydraulic hammer to break ground and signify the kick-off of demolition. The Governor emphasized that demolishing parts of the old highway structure is the …

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Aug 11

Things Are Happening

We will begin preparing the site for demolition, and pre-demolition activities will begin in late September 2010. A majority of the demolition work will occur within the old I-170 highway area, but lane closures and traffic delays should be expected on certain sections of West Franklin Street, West Mulberry Street, and US 40. Things you …

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Jul 27

MTA Holds Public Information Open House

On July 20, 2010, the MTA held a Public Information Open House for the West Baltimore MARC Station Parking Expansion & Enhancement Project at the Bentalou Recreation Center. Attendees had the opportunity to get information on the upcoming demolition phase of the project, view conceptual design plans for the parking expansion, and share ideas and …

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