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3/28/2011Southbound I-95 Resurfacing

STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION RESURFACES

FIVE MILES OF SOUTHBOUND I-95/I-495

IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

 

Project Improves Safety for More than 150,000 Drivers

 

 

Next week, the State Highway Administration (SHA) begins a $3.8 million safety and resurfacing project on a five-mile section of southbound I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) between D’Arcy Road and MD 5 (Branch Avenue), the MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) entrance and exit ramps, and the bridges over Suitland Road, Suitland Parkway, and MD 4 in Prince George’s County.  Weather permitting, the project should be complete spring 2012.

 

SHA will grind and resurface southbound I-95/I-495 between D’Arcy Road and MD 5, the ramps to MD 4 from southbound I-95/I-495, the ramps to southbound I-95/I-495 from MD 4 and the bridges over Suitland Road, Suitland Parkway, and MD 4.  Other work includes repairing/replacing existing inlets, cleaning pipes, roadway patching, repairing/replacing guardrail, repairing/replacing concrete curb and gutter, and installing new pavement markings.

 

The project will improve the ride quality and safety for more than 100,000 drivers on southbound I-95/I-495 and nearly 53,000 motorists on MD 4.   The work is necessary because the existing pavement is showing signs of wear in the form of rutting and cracking.  SHA last resurfaced this section of roadway in 2001.

 

Motorists will experience delays on I-95/I-495 and MD 4 during construction.  Single lane closures will occur Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and overnight Monday through Friday between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Double lane closures can be expected overnight Monday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., with triple lane closures overnight Monday through Friday between midnight and 5 a.m.   Additional lane closures can be expected during the milling and grinding phase (final phase):

 

  • Single lane closures Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Double lane closures Sunday through Thursday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Triple lane closures Sunday through Thursday between midnight and 5 a.m.

 Ramps will be closed one at a time for resurfacing overnight Sunday through Thursday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.  The ramp closures are not anticipated until this fall, and detours will be posted.

 

SHA will use flaggers, variable message signs, jersey barrier wall, drums, and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone.  The contract was awarded to F.O. Day Co., Inc.

 

Citizens who have questions about traffic operations on I-95/I-495, MD 4, or other state numbered routes in Prince George’s County may call SHA’s District 3 Office at 301-513-7300 or toll free at 1-800-749-0737. 


 
 
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