On September 15, Maryland Department of Transportation will shut down the I-95 Maryland House Rest Area for renovations. The renovations are expected to take a year to complete.
“The Maryland State Highway Administration’s Motor Carrier Division has an online listing of emergency truck parking facilities for truckers to use as the Maryland House is reconstructed. Click the following link for the list of emergency truck parking locations: http://www.roads.maryland.gov/Pages/Emergencytruckparking.aspx?PageId=856,” Trucking Info reported.
This news comes after a recent announcement that Maryland troopers will begin ticketing truck drivers who parked along the shoulder of Interstate 83, which the troopers say has become an increasing problem and poses a safety issue.
The Baltimore Sun reported, “The State Highway Administration recently won a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for an $8 million project to nearly triple the number of truck parking spaces at the Interstate 95 South Welcome Center in Howard County, from 21 spaces to 61. The work is expected to begin in the spring and take about a year, said Charlie Gischlar, an SHA spokesman.