PERRYVILLE — From the Tydings Memorial Bridge to the Delaware line, motorists should beware that they are being watched as construction is underway on a $14 million effort to rehabilitate various bridges on Interstate 95.
The resurfacing of bridges through Cecil County on the interstate began in April. However, Maryland Transportation Authority officials announced recently that they would be making sure of worker safety during the project.
Starting Monday, July 8, work zone speed cameras will be posted along the high-speed highway in an effort to slow drivers through the construction sites. The goal of the initiative is to make the workplace safe not only for construction crews, but also the motoring public, officials reported.
From July 8 to July 28, any driver captured by the automated speed enforcement cameras will only be issued a warning through the mail. After that 21-day grace period, however, drivers can expect to be ticketed $40 for each infraction, officials reported. The ticket will go to the owner of the vehicle recorded by the camera.
Drivers should look for warning signs as they approach the work sites as well as an automated board indicating their travel speed. The posted speed limit through these work zones is 65 mph. The camera will take a picture of any vehicle traveling at least 12 mph above the limit, resulting in a fine, officials reported.
Various bridges on both the north and southbound lanes of I-95 will be resurfaced and any needed repairs made. The project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2020.