New ramp opens on Capitol Beltway in Maryland

| 9/7/2005

A new permanent ramp on Interstate 95 that will take motorists from the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway south to Maryland Route 210 opened Wednesday, Sept. 7, after morning rush hour traffic.

According to a press release from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, the new ramp replaces two existing ramps – one that takes drivers northbound on state Route 210 and a second ramp that takes drivers southbound on Route 210. Drivers will access this single new ramp approximately 500 feet north of where they previously exited.

Drivers traveling to Route 210 South will use a new traffic signal to turn left from the exit ramp; drivers bound for Route 210 North will veer right, merging directly onto Route 210 North.

The new ramp is part of overall improvements to the Route 210 Interchange and is expected to improve merging conditions, particularly from the Inner Loop onto Route 210 South.  This ramp opening and the closing of existing ramps also allow construction of a new ramp from Route 210 South to the Inner Loop to proceed. 

In the coming weeks and months, Maryland drivers can expect further traffic changes as more Beltway ramps at the Route 210 Interchange close and new ones open to traffic. Drivers should expect new traffic patterns in this vicinity and should stay alert to roadway message signs.