Friday, June 3, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERT: Weekend-Long Capital Beltway Double Lane Closures Begin the Evening of June 10 for Emergency Bridge Work on Outer Loop of I-495


Beginning Friday, June 10 at 9 p.m. (weather permitting), the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will temporarily close two lanes on the outer loop of I-495 (Capital Beltway) from MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) to MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue). Weather and progress permitting, all lanes should reopen no later than 5 a.m. Monday morning. 

Crews will make emergency repairs to the I-495 Bridge over Jones Mill Road/Stonybrook Drive. The bridge driving surface is in poor condition. During the lane closures, crews will remove the top layer of concrete on the bridge, repair the bridge expansion joints and deck, and resurface the bridge deck with concrete. The work will improve ride quality for drivers.

The repairs and lane closures over the weekend will take place in two phases. Crews will first close two left lanes on the outer loop of I-495 to begin repairs, reopen the left two lanes once the first phase of work is complete and then close the right two lanes on the outer loop to complete the second phase of the repairs. Equipment used for construction may be disruptive.

All lanes necessary to complete each phase of the repairs will remain closed until it is safe for motorists. Drivers should plan ahead and expect delays. For the latest real-time travel information, log onto or call 1-855-466-3511 using a hands-free device