I-695 sign)Through October, Crews Will Work on Bridge Deck, Pier and Abutments (March 30, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin work Monday, April 4, on the first stage of a project to rehabilitate the Interstate-695 (Baltimore Beltway) bridge over US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) in the Catonsville area of Baltimore County. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be complete by early October. The rehabilitation work will be done in four stages and that includes work on the I-695 bridge deck roadway (riding surface) joints and the piers and abutments supporting the bridge deck and beams over US 40. Crews will work on the following schedule: Stage 1: Work on I-695 bridge deck joints will be performed during overnight hours, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday nights through Friday mornings. Temporary single and double-lane closures will be required during the overnight work periods, and this stage is expected to take six weeks, weather permitting. Stages 2 to 4: Work on piers and abutments on US 40 will take place, with temporary travel lane, shoulder and turn lane closures in effect. Concrete barriers, reflective barrels and cones, and temporary construction signs will guide motorists through the work zone on US 40. Work to set safety barriers will be performed during overnight hours, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday nights through Friday mornings. Once the barriers are installed, work will take place weekdays, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDOT SHA advises motorists to plan for extra travel time on US 40 within the I-695 interchange area during the work period. The Marksmen Company Inc., of Baltimore, is the MDOT SHA contractor for the job and will perform the bridge rehabilitation work. Learn more about the project 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 slowdown in construction zones. Motorists in need may 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 NoteFrom 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.