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3/21/2011Forestville Bridge Closure

 

STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION WILL CLOSE FORESTVILLE BRIDGE OVERNIGHT FOR STEEL BEAM PLACEMENT

IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY ON MARCH 21

 

Temporary Closure is Necessary to Ensure Safety for Crews and Motorists;

Travel Lanes on I-95/I-495 Will Remain Open During Beam Placement

 

Tonight the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will initiate overnight closures on the Forestville Road Bridge over I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) as part of the $1.6 million rehabilitation project in Forestville. Crews will close the roadway to replace a steel beam. 

 

The temporary bridge closure will begin Monday, March 21 at midnight and should be complete Tuesday, March 22 at 5 a.m.  To ensure motorist and worker safety, SHA will close the exit lane from southbound I-95/I-495 to Forestville Road.  All travel lanes on I-95/I-495 will remain open.  In case of inclement weather, the closures will be rescheduled for the next available night.

 

To avoid potential delays, SHA advises motorists to use   MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) to access Forestville Road north of the bridge and MD 5 (Branch Avenue) to MD 337 (Allentown Road) to access Forestville Road south of the bridge.  Motorists from the north traveling through the Washington region to points south are encouraged to use I-495 across the American Legion Bridge.  Motorists traveling from the east along US 50 should consider US 301 south, or continue along US 50 to MD 295, which becomes I-295 in Washington D.C. and connects back with I-95 near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

 

This project is part of SHA’s bridge preservation and replacement program. The Forestville Road Bridge rehabilitation project will improve the ride quality for nearly 4,000 motorists in Prince George’s County who use this bridge each day. 

 

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.  

 

Citizens who have questions about traffic operations on I-95/I-495 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.  Follow us on Twitter @MDSHA. 

 

                       


 
 
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