The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will deploy Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) equipment on southbound I-95 near MD 152 in Harford County beginning Monday, September 19, in the area of ongoing construction activities on I-95. The AES deployment is in coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Maryland State Police’s Maryland SafeZones AES program. The equipment will be used to help deter speeding in the work zones along this stretch of I-95.
Advance warning signs are in place prior to the work zone to alert drivers of ASE cameras, and a “speed trailer” will be on site to display drivers’ speeds. The equipment is similar to ASE deployed elsewhere along the corridor. After a 21-day warning period, Maryland State Police will authorize citations beginning Monday, October 10. By law, if a vehicle is recorded traveling at or above a specified rate over the posted speed limit, a $40 fine will be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle. The posted speed is 65 mph at this location.
The goal of Maryland SafeZones is to slow drivers and make work zones safer for crews, drivers and passengers. Even when workers are not present, work zones can be dangerous due to uneven pavement, lane shifts, reduced shoulders and other modifications.
The current work along this section on I-95 is part of the MDTA’s $1.1 billion I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL) Northbound Extension program to relieve congestion and improve safety and travel along the I-95 corridor into Harford County. Construction began in May 2021 on the major project to widen northbound I-95 between MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) and MD 152 (Mountain Road) to make way for the ETL extension. The extension is expected to open by end of 2024 to MD 152, with the full extension to north of MD 24 open to traffic by 2027.
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