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6/16/2010Third lane closure on I-95/I-495

STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION CLOSES UP TO THREE LANES FOR PAVING ON I-95/I-495 OVERNIGHT IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

 

Motorists Should Expect Major Delays;

Additional Lane Closure will Help Ensure Safety for Crews and Motorists

 

Tonight, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA), may close up to three lanes overnights as part of the $4.3 million safety and resurfacing project on northbound I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) between MD 5 (Branch Avenue) and D’Arcy Road.

 

SHA may close the additional lane to provide a safety zone for workers and motorists as crews resurface the middle lanes of northbound I-95/I-495.  The possible closure of a third lane will provide enough space for the crews to work and complete the 4.6 mile section of roadway.

 

Motorists may experience delays on I-95/I-495 during construction.  Single lane closures may occur Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and overnight Monday through Friday between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Double lane closures are possible overnight Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., with triple lane closures allowed between midnight and 5 a.m.  

 

The project will improve the ride quality for more than 180,000 motorists on I-95/I-495.  The work is necessary because the existing pavement is showing signs of wear in the form of rutting and cracking.  This section of roadway was last resurfaced in 2001 and the current pavement needs to be replaced.

 

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

 

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 www.choosesafetyforlife.com


 
 
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