***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO BEGIN MAINTENANCE WORK ON PERSIMMON TREE ROAD BRIDGE OVER I-495 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

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June 12, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform preventive maintenance on the Persimmon Tree Road bridge over the I-495 OL (Capital Beltway) on Sunday night, June 14.

Between 9 p.m. and 5 am, motorists can expect single, double and triple lane closures on the Outer Loop between MD 190 (River Road) and Clara Barton Parkway.

During the closures, crews will repair, grind and smooth the outer edges of steel beams on the bridge. Weather permitting, work should be complete by Friday, June 19. Each night, crews will close one lane at 9 p.m., two lanes at 10 p.m. and three lanes at 11 p.m.

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

MDOT SHA has a record number of highway construction projects underway across the state to reduce congestion and improve safety.  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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