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​Work Continues Through Fall; Drivers Urged to Reduce Speeds, Stay Alert in Work Zone  

(August 19, 2021) – Beginning this week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will add Friday nights to its schedule for resurfacing work on I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) between MD 5 (Branch Avenue) and MD 414 (St. Barnabas Road) in Prince George’s County. Crews will now work 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Fridays, weather permitting, for the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed later this fall.    

The 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. Work includes grinding and resurfacing the existing roadway.    

Crews are performing the work on both the Outer and Inner loops of the Capital Beltway. Motorists can expect single- and multiple-lane closures Sundays through Fridays 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 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.