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County:Montgomery Project Number:MO580_51
CO 7073 SEMINARY ROAD BRIDGE 1512900 OVER I-495
Status
4/9/2019Work has resumed on this project. Crews are currently working on the demolition of the pier caps. Progress permitting this project will be finished winter 2019/2020.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Yassin Ahmed, SHA Project Engineer at Yahmed@sha.state.md.us or Ms. Amy Andrews, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at AAndrews@sha.state.md.us.

 
Phase Time Frame As Defined in the Consolidated Transportation Program (Funded Year Displayed in CTP)
What's Involved? Estimate Begin Estimate Complete
Planning
Engineering Complete
Right-of-Way
Construction Fall 2017 Summer 2020
Completed Milestones
Planning Phase Begin Project Planning
  Alternates Public Workshop
  Location/Design Public Hearing
  Location/Design Approval
Engineering Phase Begin Preliminary Engineering
  Geometric Design Approval
  Final Engineering Complete
  Advertised for Bid    
Construction Phase For General Lane Closure Information click HERE
  Begin Construction (Notice To Proceed)
  Open to Traffic:
 
Status Updates
 
4/9/2019Work has resumed on this project. Crews are currently working on the demolition of the pier caps. Progress permitting this project will be finished winter 2019/2020.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Yassin Ahmed, SHA Project Engineer at Yahmed@sha.state.md.us or Ms. Amy Andrews, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at AAndrews@sha.state.md.us.

 
3/11/2019Work continues on the project this spring, weather permitting.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Yassin Ahmed, SHA Project Engineer at Yahmed@sha.state.md.us or Ms. Amy Andrews, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at AAndrews@sha.state.md.us.
 
1/8/2019Weather permitting, crews will resume project activity this winter.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Yassin Ahmed, SHA Project Engineer at Yahmed@sha.state.md.us or Ms. Amy Andrews, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at AAndrews@sha.state.md.us.
 
12/6/2018***PROJECT UPDATE***
MDOT SHA ADJUSTS SCHEDULE FOR SEMINARY ROAD BRIDGE
PROJECT OVER CAPITAL BELTWAY IN SILVER SPRING
Bridge Elements Redesigned; Target Completion Date is Year-End 2019

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will resume active work early next year on the Seminary Road bridge construction project over I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Silver Spring after bridge pier caps were redesigned for safety reasons.

To date, crews have completed large portions of utility relocation and bridge demolition on the project. As crews began the first reconstruction phase following demolition, they determined the bridge pier caps needed to be adjusted for safety reasons. The additional bridge pier cap work resulted in the overall project schedule adjustment.

Once project activity resumes in early 2019, the traffic pattern in place when the project began last fall will continue. Weather permitting, the bridge replacement project should be complete by the end of 2019.

Off-peak lane closure and work hours on the project will intermittently occur (weather permitting) weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on: Seminary Road from Hale Street to MD 192 (Forest Glen Road) on both loops of I-495 between MD 97 (Georgia Avenue, exit 31) and MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue, exit 33).

During installation of the steel beams for the bridge, intermittent police-assisted traffic stops of up to 15 minutes on all lanes of I-495 may be possible. Equipment used for construction may be disruptive. Once pedestrian and vehicular maintenance of traffic has been reestablished on Seminary Road and nearby side streets, crews will continue utility relocation and all remaining bridge demolition and construction work. MDOT SHA appreciates the community’s patience
during the project.
 
11/28/2018A project update will be forthcoming later this fall.
 
9/4/2018Anchor Construction is working on removing and hauling trees cut by PEPCO for utility relocation.
 
8/13/2018This month, crews will work on reconstructing the traffic barrier at the piers.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Yassin Ahmed at Yahmed@sha.state.md.us

 
7/2/2018This summer, crews are awaiting delivery of bearing plates and before they begin the erection of structural steel. In the meantime, the project engineering team also awaits final design changes to traffic barriers for Pier #1 and Pier #3.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Mustapha Corr, at mcorr@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, t bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
6/4/2018The contractor is waiting on the delivery of bearing plates and will then begin erection of structural steel.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Yassin Ahmed, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at yhmed@sha.state.md.us .
 
5/2/2018Bridge concrete, substructure and pier work continues this May.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Mustapha Corr, at mcorr@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, t bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
4/16/2018Work continues this April on removal portion of existing superstructure and substructure for stage 1 construction, and substructure concrete repairs.
 
4/3/2018Demolition work and substructure concrete repairs continue this April on this bridge rehabilitation project which is now 33 percent complete. Progress permitting, the entire project should be complete by year end 2018. For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Mustapha Corr, at mcorr@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, t bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
3/2/2018Demolition work on the project continues this winter. Intermittent lane closures on Seminary Road and I-495 are possible weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Additional work times and lane closures may be necessary to expedite various phases of work and keep the project on schedule. For more information on this project, please contact Mr. Mustapha Corr, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at mcorr@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Bill Kucharek, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
1/23/2018Demolition work on the bridge continues this winter. The project is now seven percent complete and the estimated completion date for the project is the end of 2018.

Possible intermittent lane closures through the end of the project include:

• Inner and outer loops of I-495 (Capital Beltway) from MD 97 (Georgia Avenue, exit 31) to MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue, exit 33). Intermittent single and double left and right lane closures, overnight, Sunday through Thursday, between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Additionally, crews are also permitted to close:

• Seminary Road from Hale Street to MD 192 (Forest Glen Road). Intermittent left and right single northbound and southbound lane closures, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Equipment used for construction may be disruptive. Although traffic volumes will be significantly less during off-peak and overnight lane closure times, motorists are encouraged to allow for additional travel time and seek alternate routes.

Drivers can also know before they go by calling 1-855-466-3511 or visiting www.md511.org for live traffic updates.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mustapha Corr, MDOT SHA District 3 Project Engineer at mcorr@sha.state.md.us , 443-452-7565, or Mr. Bill Kucharek, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us , 301-513-7452.
 
12/14/2017The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is rehabilitating the Seminary Road Bridge over I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Montgomery County.

The $6.2 million project begins this fall and is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. Beginning this January, crews will begin overnight demolition of the bridge wall (parapet).

The work must be performed at night for the safety of the traveling public on I-495 directly beneath the bridge wall. To complete the bridge demolition work, crews are permitted to close the following lanes:

• Inner and outer loops of I-495 (Capital Beltway) from MD 97 (Georgia Avenue, exit 31) to MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue, exit 33). Intermittent single and double left and right lane closures, overnight, Sunday through Thursday, between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Additionally, crews are also permitted to close:
• Seminary Road from Hale Street to MD 192 (Forest Glen Road). Intermittent left and right single northbound and southbound lane closures, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Equipment used for construction may be disruptive. Although traffic volumes will be significantly less during off-peak and overnight lane closure times, motorists are encouraged to allow for additional travel time and seek alternate routes.

Drivers can also know before they go by calling 1-855-466-3511 or visiting www.md511.org for live traffic updates.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mustapha Corr, MDOT SHA District 3 Project Engineer at mcorr@sha.state.md.us , 443-452-7565, or Mr. Bill Kucharek, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us , 301-513-7452.
 
12/4/2017installation of the bridge protection shield above the Capital Beltway as does telecommunications-related relocation work for the project.

The project is now seven percent complete. The entire project should be complete by the end of 2018.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Mustapha Corr at mcorr@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer Bill Kucharek at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us.
 
10/23/2017BRIDGE DEMOLITION WORK BEGINS THIS OCTOBER

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is rehabilitating the Seminary Road Bridge over I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Montgomery County. The $6.2 million project begins this fall and is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. Beginning this month, crews will begin demolition of the bridge’s deck (driving surface) to prepare for construction of a new driving surface.

MDOT SHA’s contractor, Anchor Construction Corporation of Washington, D.C., will shift traffic to one side of the bridge and work on the other side. Crews will control traffic throughout the project.

Two lanes of traffic – one in each direction – will be maintained on the bridge during the rehabilitation, but crews are permitted to close a single lane on Seminary Road Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. On the Capital Beltway, crews are permitted to close multiple lanes, including brief total closure of all traffic lanes during steel beam removal and replacement Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 11 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Equipment used for construction may be disruptive. Approximately 224,000 vehicles travel on this section of I-495 each day, and nearly 38,000 vehicles travel on Seminary Road.

Although traffic volumes will be significantly less during off-peak and overnight hours, motorists are encouraged to allow for additional travel time and seek alternate routes.

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.

Maryland drivers can also know before they go by calling 1-855-466-3511 or visiting www.md511.org for live traffic updates. For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mustapha Corr, MDOT SHA District 3 Project Engineer at 443-452-7565, or Mr. Bill Kucharek, MDOT SHA District 4 Area Engineer, at 301-513-7452.
 
10/5/2017HOGAN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES SEMINARY ROAD BRIDGE REHABILITATION OVER I-495 IN SILVER SPRING

Project will Eliminate Another Structurally Deficient Bridge

(October 5, 2017) – The Hogan Administration today announced the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is rehabilitating the Seminary Road Bridge over I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Montgomery County. The $6.2 million project will begin this week and is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

Under Governor Larry Hogan’s leadership, Maryland is making record investments in highways and bridges. Of the 69 structurally deficient bridges identified in June 2015 by the Hogan Administration, 41 have been rehabilitated or replaced and are no longer structurally deficient. The remaining 28 are in various stages of design and are actively moving toward construction or repair.

Constructed in 1964, the bridge is safe for the traveling public but requires rehabilitation. Crews will replace the steel beams and the deck (driving surface) of the bridge. Local utility service providers will work with MDOT SHA’s contractor to relocate utilities during the bridge rehabilitation project.

MDOT SHA’s contractor, Anchor Construction Corporation of Washington, D.C., will shift traffic to one side of the bridge and work on the other side. Crews will control traffic throughout the project.

In addition to replacing the bridge beams and driving surface, crews will apply a protective fiber wrap to the bridge pier columns, protecting the concrete and steel from weather elements. MDOT SHA will resurface the Seminary Road bridge approaches, as well as the inner and outer loops of I-495 in the project area.

Two lanes of traffic – one in each direction – will be maintained on the bridge during the rehabilitation, but crews are permitted to close a single lane on Seminary Road Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. On the Capital Beltway, crews are permitted to close multiple lanes, including brief total closures during steel beam removal and replacement Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 11 p.m. until 5 a.m.

MDOT SHA had planned to close the bridge and detour traffic completely, but determined after meeting with community leaders that maintaining traffic during construction better served area residents. Community input was vital in the planning of this project.

Equipment used for construction may be disruptive. Approximately 224,000 vehicles travel on this section of I-495 each day, and nearly 38,000 travel on Seminary Road. Although traffic volumes will be significantly less during off-peak and overnight hours, motorists are encouraged to allow for additional travel time and seek alternate routes.

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. Maryland drivers can also know before they go by calling 511 or visiting www.md511.org for live traffic updates.





 
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