OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED THIS WEEK ON I-81 POTOMAC RIVER BRIDGE

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(June 1, 2015)  –  The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) advises motorists about potential night-time delays on I-81 this week on the Potomac River Bridge at the West Virginia-Maryland state line. Crews will close one lane at a time on the bridge between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, June 2-4, weather permitting.

Crews will close the lane to accommodate equipment needed for a routine bridge inspection. SHA will use a “snooper” truck with a 60 foot arm to lower inspectors below the bridge for the inspection. The lane closures will begin on the northbound side of the bridge, then move to southbound.

Like this work zone, drivers may encounter mobile or short-term work zones across the state. Click here for a listing of major SHA projects in Maryland. Always expect the unexpected, pay extra close attention and drive slowly through any work zone. Whether it’s a tree trimming operation or a bridge project, be aware when orange is there: Think Orange (the color of construction equipment and signs), stay alert and slow down. Everyone is at risk.

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