Maryland House travel plaza to close for reconstruction

Kaitlin Cangro, special to

WASHINGTON – Reconstructon of the Maryland House on Interstate 95 begins midnight Sept. 15, which means it will close to the public until 2013.

When the new Maryland House opens fall/winter 2013, it will feature signature Maryland cuisine from Phillips Seafood, among its food offerings.

The $56 million reconstruction process is part of an agreement between the Maryland Transportation Authority and Areas USA, which will redevelop and operate two aging travel plazas along I-95.

The Chesapeake House travel plaza will remain open through the process, with new food concepts opening in early October.

However, food service will be limited the week of Sept. 16 as new concessions open, including KFC, Earl of Sandwich and Pizza Hut. There will be no fuel service from 12:01 a.m. until approximately 6:01 a.m. on Sept. 16.

During construction, truck parking will be limited in Hartford County.

There will be no truck parking available along southbound I-95 between Cecil County and the Welcome Center in Howard County.

Parking locations will be available in Cecil County and privately-owned facilities at the I-95 interchanges.

Renovation plans include additional bus parking, free WiFi, LEED Silver-certified buildings and a staffed Welcome Center.

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