Up to Two Lanes Will Be Closed and Brief Overnight Total Closures; Drivers Should Add Extra Commute Time
Beginning Saturday at 4 p.m., the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will shift traffic on the I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) Bridges over Suitland Road in Prince George’s County. All lanes should reopen no later than 8 a.m. Sunday.
To perform the traffic shift, crews will close two lanes of northbound I-95 between Auth Road and Suitland Road. There could be brief 15-minute total closures between 12 midnight and 4 a.m. Sunday.
Once the traffic shift is complete, a new traffic pattern of two left lanes and two right lanes will travel around a work zone median for the next stage of bridge demolition and construction work.
For more information on the $29 million bridge replacement project, click here: https://apps.roads.maryland.gov/WebProjectLifeCycle/ProjectInformation.aspx?projectno=PG6985116
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.