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County:Prince George's Project Number:PG698_51
IS 0095 CAPITAL BELTWAY IHB - BRIDGE 1616205 AND 1616206 OVER SUITLAND ROAD
Status
3/2/2018Bridge abutment and pile driving work on the bridge project continue this winter.

The project is now 30 percent complete and should be complete, progress permitting, by summer 2020.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Usman Khan, MDOT SHA project engineer, at ukhan@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Abraham Kidane, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer at akidane@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 Summer 2016 Summer 2019
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
 
3/2/2018Bridge abutment and pile driving work on the bridge project continue this winter.

The project is now 30 percent complete and should be complete, progress permitting, by summer 2020.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Usman Khan, MDOT SHA project engineer, at ukhan@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Abraham Kidane, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer at akidane@sha.state.md.us.
 
2/5/2018Work continuing on the project this winter includes storm water management facility work in the media along I-95/I-495 and pile driving for a bridge abutment.

The project is now 35 percent complete. Progress permitting, the entire project should be complete by spring 202.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Mr. Usman Khan, MDOT SHA project engineer, at ukhan@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Abraham Kidane, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer at akidane@sha.state.md.us.
 
12/6/2017Pile driving work on this project continues this fall and winter. Crews will also perform daytime and nighttime traffic barrier work as work on the project progresses.

The project is now 25 percent complete and should be finished by mid-summer 202.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Abraham Kidane at akidane@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA Project Engineer Usman Khan at ukhan@sha.state.md.us.
 
10/11/2017Current work being performed on the project includes roadway shoulder and preliminary soil work needed prior to the start of bridge reconstruction.

Remaining work on the project includes reconstruction of both bridges, storm water management work, paving, guardrail and electric utility relocation activity.

The project is now 20 percent complete. All work should be complete by the summer of 2020.




 
7/14/2017In an ongoing effort to improve work zone safety, the Maryland State Police (MSP) and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will deploy the Maryland Safe Zones Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) system along northbound and southbound I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) near the bridge over Suitland Road in Prince George’s County.

After a 21-day warning period that begins July 17, MSP will authorize citations beginning August 7. The speed limit on northbound I-95/I-495 is 55 mph. Drivers excessively speeding by 12 mph or more over the speed limit, or 67 mph or more, face a $40 civil citation.

Maryland Safe Zones supports MDOT SHA, MSP and Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MDTA) in the statewide effort to improve work zone safety. Nationally, four out of five people injured in a work zone crash are passengers or drivers, not workers.

Where the State has deployed Safe Zones, speeding violations have decreased by more than 90 percent. ASE is currently deployed in nine other work zones in the State. Driving in work zones is particularly challenging since there are often reduced lane widths, barriers, construction vehicles, modified signage, reduced acceleration and deceleration areas and limited or no shoulders. For more information, please visit www.safezones.maryland.gov.

Safe Zones mobile enforcement vehicles rotate among designated roadway construction zones along controlled-access highways with posted speed limits of 45 mph or higher. MDOT SHA places numerous, large signs in advance of the work zones to alert drivers of automated speed enforcement use. Crews will also place a “speed trailer” to display the posted speed limit and drivers’ speeds in advance of the enforcement vehicle.

When driving through work zones, please stay alert – 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.

 
5/8/2017Preliminary work on the project continues this spring including aerial overhead utility line relocations and road shoulder work.

Crews are permitted to close lanes in both directions of the mainline of I-495, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Additional lane closure and work hours may be necessary to complete all phases of work and keep the project on schedule. Equipment used for construction may be disruptive.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Khanjan Shah, SHA Project Engineer, at kshah3@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Abraham Kidane. SHA District 3 Area Engineer, at akidane@sha.state.md.us.
 
3/20/2017Beginning later this month, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a $33.5 million replacement project for a pair of bridges on I-95/I495 (Capital Beltway) over Suitland Road in Suitland, Prince George’s County. The project limits begin at the Auth Road overpass and extend north past the Forestville Road interchange ramps, a total distance of 1.85 miles. Weather and progress permitting, the work should be complete by the end of 2020.

As part of the work on the project, crews will:

• Replace and widen the bridges
• Re-profile 1150 feet of I-95/I-495 to corresponded to the profile of the new bridges
• Construct new lighting under the bridges
• Construct storm water management facilities near the bridges

Through the end of the project, crews are permitted to close the following lanes on I-95/I-495:

• One northbound lane, weekdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and once southbound lane from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
• Two northbound lanes, overnight, Sunday through Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and two southbound lanes, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.; and
• Three northbound or southbound lanes, overnight, Sunday through Thursday, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Initial project activity will include the application of new pavement markings for the placement of concrete traffic barriers to create a work zone within the project limits. Electronic message boards will alert drivers to the traffic pattern changes. SHA’s contractor is Concrete General of Gaithersburg. Nearly 200,000 vehicles use this section of I-95/I-495 daily.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Mr. Khanjan Shah, SHA Project Engineer at KShah3@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Abraham Kidane, SHA District 3 Area Engineer, at akidane@sha.state.md.us
 
2/1/2017This project is currently on partial winter shutdown. Project activity is expected to resume (weather permitting) in late March.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Khanjan Shah, SHA Project Engineer at kshah3@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Abraham Kidane, SHA District 3 Area Engineer, at akidane@sha.state.md.us
 
1/1/2016Construction to begin during current fiscal year.
 


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