Starting the week of April 23, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration crews will start overnight milling and paving at a number of locations along the Capital Beltway in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.
The work will happen from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. MDOT SHA said the work should be completed by late spring, weather permitting.
Crews will be working in the following locations:
- Interstate 495 Inner Loop (eastbound) between the bridge over Northwest Branch east of Maryland Route 193 (University Boulevard) and the Prince George’s County line
- I-495 Outer Loop (westbound) between Maryland Route 193 and Seminary Road
- I-495 Inner Loop (eastbound) between the Seminary Road Bridge and just east of Route 29 (Columbia Pike)
- I-495 Inner Loop (eastbound) between Maryland Route 193 and Maryland Route 97 (Georgia Avenue)
- Intestate 95/I-495 Inner Loop (southbound) between the I-95 interchange in College Park and the Interstate 295 (Anacostia Freeway) interchange at Oxon Hill
- I-495 Inner Loop (southbound) between the Montgomery-Prince George’s county line and Cherry Hill Road
Drivers will encounter lane shifts and triple-lane closures. The closure of three travel lanes will give a cushion between the paved area and the open travel lane, MDOT SHA said. Also, it will provide a safe work zone for drivers and crews.
“The State Highway Administration understands that roadwork can be an inconvenience, but the work is necessary to ensure a safe and reliable highway network,” MDOT SHA said in a news release. “Once the work is complete, motorists will have an improved ride quality on I-95 and I-495.”
MDOT SHA asks drivers to “slow down, be patient, allow extra travel time, stay alert and move over when approaching a work zone.”