You Tell Us: Coping with JFX 'Carmageddon'
A lane of the Jones Falls Expressway is under construction.
Many Baltimore office workers choose to live in Towson because of its easy access to downtown Baltimore.
For the next eight weeks, the easiest access, Interstate 83, will be under construction.
Baltimore City crews are out working on drainage pipes around 29th Street. One lane in each direction has been closed there since Friday evening, and the city asks drivers to take detours.
From the Towson area, those routes include Loch Raven Boulevard, Charles Street, York Road and Falls Road. Incidentally, many of these roads are also home to state construction projects happening now and in the coming months.
"I know that in the grand scheme of things, this is another first-world problem to complain about," columnist Amy Lunday wrote in on Cockeysville Patch. "But there’s no getting around how not being able to get around is going to cut into my time with my family."
Also, as it happens, all four of the roads are also home to speed cameras near the city-county line, so just because it's a JFX detour doesn't mean you can go JFX speeds. North Baltimore Patch has a map to help you out on that front.
So, Towson, you tell us. How is the work on the JFX disrupting your drive?
Want to keep tabs on how the Interstate 83 work and other construction projects and accidents will affect your ride? Check our commute page, available on your desktop and mobile web.