***TRAFFIC ALERT*** FRIDAY NIGHT LANE CLOSURES FOR I-95/I-495 BRIDGE PROJECT OVER SUITLAND PARKWAY BEGIN THIS WEEK

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​Motorists Should Expect Nighttime & Daytime Lane Closures on Inner & Outer Loops Through End of the Year

(August 11, 2021) – Beginning this week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will conduct work on Friday nights on I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) as part of the $36.4 million project to replace Beltway bridges over Suitland Parkway in Prince George’s County. Beginning 9 p.m. Friday and continuing through 5 a.m. Saturday, motorists can expect single- and multiple-lane closures on the Inner and Outer loops of I-95/I-495.

Moving forward, work will continue overnight Sundays through Fridays, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning. Single- and multiple-lane closures may be required during these times, with all lanes reopening by 5 a.m. each day. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Additionally, crews may close lanes weekdays during off-peak hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with some lane closures on Suitland Parkway also possible during these hours. The lane closures are required as crews set structural steel for the bridge. Once the steel work is complete, crews will begin pouring the structure’s concrete deck. Additional work times and lane closures may be needed to expedite completion and keep the project on schedule. Learn more HERE.

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. 

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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