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Motorists Can Expect Closure of Multiple Lanes During Overnight Work

(April 5, 2023) –The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin overnight milling and paving the week of April 30 at several locations along I-95 and I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Weather permitting, all work will be complete by late spring. This work was postponed from April 23.

Work will take place 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sundays through Thursdays, and will require lane shifts and triple-lane closures. Closing three travel lanes during the work hours will provide a buffer between the paved area and the open travel lane and establish a safe work zone for the public and the crews working overnight.

The State Highway Administration understands that roadwork can be an inconvenience, but the work is necessary to ensure a safe and reliable highway network. Motorists are asked slow down, be patient, allow extra travel time, stay alert and move over when approaching a work zone. Once the work is complete, motorists will have an improved ride quality on I-95 and I-495. 

On the week of April 23, crews will begin working at the following locations:

  • ​I-495 (Capital Beltway) Inner Loop (eastbound) between the bridge over Northwest Branch east of MD 193 (University Boulevard) and the Prince George’s County line;  
  • I-495 Outer Loop (westbound) between MD 193 and Seminary Road;
  • I-495 Inner Loop (eastbound) between the Seminary Road bridge and just east of US 29 (Columbia Pike);
  • I-495 Inner Loop (eastbound) between MD 193 and MD 97 (Georgia Avenue);
  • I-95/I-495 Inner Loop (southbound) between the I-95 interchange in College Park and MD-295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway); and
  • I-495 Inner Loop (southbound) between the Montgomery /Prince George’s line and Cherry Hill Road.

Customers who have questions may contact the MDOT SHA District 3 Office at 301-513-7300 or toll-free at 1-800-749-0737. As the spring season arrives, drivers are urged to remain vigilant for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.  Remember, motorcycles can be hidden from view in vehicle blind spots. Look twice and save a life. 

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to our Project Portal. Visit our homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov​.