Maryland House travel plaza to close for reconstruction

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Interstate 95 travelers will have one less travel plaza available beginning at the middle of this month. The Maryland House on Interstate 95 in Harford County in the northeastern area of the state will close on Sept. 16th to make way for a new complex of restaurants and services. 

Areas USA will finance and  redevelop the Maryland House and the Chesapeake House in neighboring Cecil County under a 35-year agreement with the State of Maryland. Price tag for construction is more than $50 million.

Former operator HMS Host  operated the travel plazas  for nearly a quarter century. Areas currently operates the Delaware plaza, also on I-95.

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The Maryland House project is expected to be open in December 13. The Chesapeake House will then close for a similar project, with the reopening taking place in September 2014.

When the Maryland House closes at midnight on Sept. 15, the Chesapeake House will remain open for business, with new food operators opening in phases through early October.

Food service will be limited the week of Sept. 16 as new concessions open, including KFC, Earl of Sandwich, Pizza Hut and Wendy’s. No fuel service will be available from 12:01 a.m. to approximately 6 a.m. on Sept. 16.

Truck parking in Harford County will be limited with the closing of the Maryland House. Truck drivers can use locations in Cecil County, including the Chesapeake House, the Perryville Weigh Station and privately-owned facilities at the I-95 interchanges. The travel plaza on I-95 in Delaware also has truck parking.

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