Over Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County
Major Delays Expected with Triple Lane Closures Friday Night Through Sunday afternoon
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is planning to resurface the bridge deck (driving surface) of the outer loop of I-495 Bridge over MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue), which is similar to what we did on the outer loop over Kensington Parkway a few weeks ago. To expedite this project, which is part of the outer loop resurfacing between Seminary Road and the I-270 west spur, crews will e THREE lanes beginning at 9 p.m. Friday night through Sunday morning.
MDOT SHA is hoping that, with the multiple lane closures, the project can be completed before 5 p.m. The resurfacing is weather permitting.
Motorists are encouraged to use MD 97 to MD 193 (University Boulevard) to MD 185 if planning to travel west toward the American Legion Bridge or US 29 to MD 410 (East-West Highway) to MD 185. The InterCounty Connector (MD 200/ICC) is also an option. Drivers may also want to consider using I-95 through Prince George’s County to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to areas in Northern Virginia.
While MDOT SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands. For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, click on Road Ready, MDOT SHA’s electronic construction brochure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log onto www.md511.org.