***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO RESURFACE A PORTION OF THE CAPITAL BELTWAY IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY JULY 25

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​Work to Continue Through the Summer; Drivers Should Reduce Speeds for Crews in the Work Zone 

(July 14, 2021) – Beginning Sunday night, July 25 at 7 p.m., the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway (MDOT SHA) will begin resurfacing I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) between MD 5 (Branch Avenue) and MD 414 (St. Barnabas Road), in Prince George’s County, weather permitting. Resurfacing is part of a $5 million areawide project to improve the driving surface and provide a smoother ride for motorists using the Capital Beltway.

This work was postponed from Sunday, July 18.

Work includes removing and replacing the top layer of asphalt. Crews will begin work on the Outer Loop of the Beltway before moving to the Inner Loop.  Motorists can expect single and multiple-lane closures Sundays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. Additional work times and lane closures may be needed to expedite the resurfacing work and keep the project on schedule. Weather permitting, MDOT SHA anticipates work will be complete later this summer.

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our customers.  Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and, look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes.  Drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones. 

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov.

Editor’s Note

From intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders.  MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.

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