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Bridge work to close I-495 lanes

A lengthy, $1.6 million project to rehabilitate a Prince George's County bridge over the Capital Beltway will begin this week, resulting in single-lane closures of the Beltway during off-peak hours during the day and overnight.

Work on the Forestville Road Bridge is expected to be completed by fall 2011.

During construction, the northbound lane will close on Forestville Road between Allentown Road and the exit ramp from southbound I-95/I-495; only southbound motorists will be able to use Forestville Road across I-95/I-495.

Crews might also close a single lane of I-95/I-495 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and overnights Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The Forestville Road Bridge was built in 1964. The rehabilitation project includes replacing the existing bridge deck and constructing a five-foot-wide sidewalk to improve pedestrian and bicyclist access.

-- Ashley Halsey III

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 27, 2010; 3:07 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Construction , highways  
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