Motorists Can Expect Overnight Lane Closures
(Oct. 3, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) will complete a project over three nights this week to restripe lines and improve lane visibility on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge (I-95/I-495/Capital Beltway) in Oxon Hill. The weather prevented crews from completing the work last week.
Crews will work overnights, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., from evening of Tuesday, Oct. 4 to the morning of Friday, Oct. 7, weather permitting, to remove and replace existing pavement striping. To allow crews to safely complete the work, crews will close, on an alternating basis, the left and right lanes of the southbound local lanes on I-95/I-495 on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
MDOT SHA contractor Roy Jorgensen Associates, of Buckeystown, will use digital message boards, temporary traffic signs and cones to guide motorists safely through the work zone. Motorists are encouraged to leave extra travel time during the work hours.
Maryland’s Move Over Law requires motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares or other caution signals. The expanded law is in place to protect emergency responders and motorists who encounter a roadside emergency.
Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.
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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.