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10/13/2010Forestville Road Bridge Beltway Lane Closures

Beginning this week, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will close up to three lanes overnights as part of the $1.6 million rehabilitation project on the Forestville Road Bridge over I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Forestville.


The lane closures will begin Thursday, October 21 and should last about one month, weather permitting.  The closures are necessary to provide a safety zone for workers and motorists as crews demolish the first section of the Forestville Road Bridge deck. 


Motorists may experience delays on I-95/I-495 during construction.  Overnight single lane closures will occur Sunday through Thursday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.  Double lane closures between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., with triple lane closures allowed between midnight and 5 a.m.   The overnight work will last about one month, weather permitting.


The Forestville Road Bridge rehabilitation project will improve the ride quality for nearly 4,000 motorists in Prince George’s County.  The bridge was originally constructed in 1964 and is structurally safe.  The work is necessary to improve the existing bridge deck to create a smoother ride for drivers as well as install a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compatible sidewalk to improve pedestrian and bicyclist access.  Other work includes repaving the approaching roadway, and installing new signs and pavement markings.  This project is part of SHA’s bridge preservation and replacement program.


SHA will use variable message signs, jersey barrier wall, drums, and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone.