***TRAFFIC ALERT**** MDOT SHA TO CONTINUE WORK ON I-95/I-495 BRIDGES OVER SUITLAND PARKWAY IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

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​Multiple Lane Closures and Traffic Switch Required for Overnight Work

(November 17, 2021) –The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is performing work two nights this week on the I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) bridges over Suitland Parkway in Prince George’s County that requires overnight lane closures.     

Tonight, Wednesday, November 17, motorists can expect triple-lane closures on I-95/I-495 southbound beginning at 8 p.m. and continuing through 5 a.m. Thursday, November 18, to complete bridge grooving and striping layout. Similar lane closures will be needed on I-95/I-495 northbound, from 8 p.m. Thursday night to 5 a.m. Friday.    

Then, overnight Sunday, November 21, into Monday, November 22, crews will make a traffic pattern switch that will remain in place until the completion of the project, which is tentatively scheduled for end of this year. Additional work times and lane closures may be needed to keep the project on schedule. 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, look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes. Please drive like you work here and slowdown in construction zones. Motorists can 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 Note

From 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.

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