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​Crews Will Repair Dam Bridge; Drivers Should Reduce Work Zone Speeds

(Aug 12, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform repairs to a section of the I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) Bridge in Prince George’s County on Friday night, August 13.

Starting at 7 p.m., crews will repair a dam bridge on the outer loop of I-95/I-495 between Arena Drive and Ritchie Marlboro Road. All work should be complete by 6 p.m. the next day, August 14, weather permitting.

This dam bridge repair is part of the $32.7 million I-95/I-495 dual bridge replacement project over MD 214 (Central Avenue). Learn more about the project HERE.

Crews will continue to work overnight, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning, Sunday through Friday until expected completion by the end of the year. Motorists can expect single and multiple lane closures while this work is taking place. Crews are also permitted to make single and multiple lane closures weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for other project activity.

 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. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones. Motorists can dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.

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.