BALTIMORE, Md. (WUSA) - The Maryland House rest stop along I-95 will close for renovation on Sept. 15, according to the Maryland. Transportation Authority.
MTA has an agreement with the 35-year Public Private Partnership (P3) Areas USA MDTP, LLC, to redevelop and operate both Maryland House and Chesapeake House, another travel plaza on I-95, over the next two years.
When the Maryland House closes, the Chesapeake House
will remain open for business.
Truck parking in Harford County will be extremely limited with the closing of Maryland House. Truck drivers will need to utilize locations in Cecil County, including the Chesapeake House, the Perryville Weigh Station and privately-owned facilities at the I-95
The new Maryland House is expected to open fall/winter 2013, and at that time, the Chesapeake House will close for reconstruction.
The P3 agreement, which will bring more than $400 million in revenue to the State, was approved by the MDTA Board in January and by Maryland's Board of Public Works in
March. The $56 million reconstruction of the travel plazas is estimated to create 400 jobs.
The redevelopment plan includes contemporary design, additional bus parking, free WiFi, LEED Silver certified buildings and a staffed Welcome Center. The Maryland House will be rebuilt in the same location, while the new Chesapeake House will be built adjacent to its current site.
Drawings of the new travel plazas can be found at www.i95mdtravelplazas.com.