"A good bypass--sometimes"
Interstate 895 was built to bypass the traffic and hustle and bustle of Downtown Baltimore served by Interstate 95. It works most times, but sometimes it can be just as bad as I-95 traffic wise. Because it's only 2 lanes in each direction, I-895 can be a nightmare especially when there is night construction. Oftentimes, I-95 is having construction so traffic updates on the road say to opt to take I-895. They both have the same toll anyway ($2.00) and practically take up the same amount of time to get across town. But going through the Harbor Tunnel doesn't make things easier...people always slow down more than they need to around the tunnel.