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5/10/2010Northbound I-95/I-495 resurfacing project




SHA Resurfaces Sections of Northbound I-95/I-495 and MD 4;

Project Made Possible Through ARRA Funding



(May 10, 2010) -   Next week, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a $4.3 million safety and resurfacing project on northbound I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) between MD 5 (Branch Avenue) and D’Arcy Road, MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) between I-95/I-495 and Old Marlboro Pike/Westphalia Road, and the exit ramp from southbound I-95/I-495 to Forestville Road in Prince George’s County.  Weather permitting, construction will be complete spring 2011.


Work includes:


·         Grinding and resurfacing northbound I-95/I-495 between MD 5 and D’Arcy Road for a total of 4.6 miles;

·         Grinding and resurfacing MD 4 between I-95/I-495 and Westphalia Road/Old Marlboro Pike and the ramps to and from MD 4 to access northbound I-95/I-495, for a total of a half-mile, replacing traffic loop detectors in the turn lanes, and install new video detection for the through lanes at the intersection of MD 4 and Westphalia Road/Old Marlboro Pike, and;

·         Grinding and resurfacing the Forestville Road/ MD 337 (Allentown Road)  ramps to and from northbound I-95/I-495


Other work includes repairing/replacing existing inlets, cleaning pipes, roadway patching, repairing/replacing guardrail, repairing/replacing concrete curb and gutter, and installing new pavement markings.


Motorists may experience delays on I-95/I-495 and MD 4 during construction.  Single lane closures will occur Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and overnight Sunday through Friday between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Double lane closures can be expected overnight Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.   Ramps will be closed one at a time for resurfacing overnight Sunday through Thursday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.  The ramp closures are not anticipated until late-fall, and detours will be posted.


The project will improve the ride quality for over 180,000 motorists on I-95/I-495, nearly 53,000 motorists on MD 4, and close to 4,000 motorists on Forestville Road/MD 337.   


            This project is made possible through Governor Martin O’Malley’s aggressive management of the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, bringing

critically needed transportation investments to Maryland.  Projects such as these are stimulating Maryland’s economy by supporting hundreds of jobs.  Follow the delivery of these projects at, which tracks every category of ARRA spending and provides contract-level details to the public in an effort to achieve new levels of government transparency and efficiency.


SHA will use flaggers, variable message signs, jersey barrier wall, drums, and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone.  SHA awarded the contract to Aggregate Industries, Inc.


When workers are on the road, THINK ORANGE, which is the color of construction signs, barrels and warning devices.  Please slow down, stay alert and expect the unexpected.  Choose to make work zone safety your business at


          Citizens who have questions about traffic operations on I-95/I-495, MD 4, or other state numbered routes in Prince George’s County may call SHA’s District 3 Office at 301-513-7300 or toll free at 1-800-749-0737.