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County:Prince George's Project Number:PG698_52
IS 0095 CAPITAL BELTWAY IHB - BRIDGE 1616005 AND 1616006 OVER SUITLAND PARKWAY
Status
11/21/2019This project is currently 29% complete and is scheduled to be fully complete year end 2021.

Recently completed work (since last newsletter):

The contractor completed concrete work for abutment A footing and abutment B. The pier 1 and pier 2 work is also completed

Current work items/areas:

Abutment A and abutment B backfill. The contractor have also started class 1 excavation for median temporary pavement construction

Upcoming work items/areas over the next month:

Structural steel erection and continue working on the temporary drainage in the median

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mohammed Oumer, SHA Project Engineer at moumer@mdot.maryland.gov or Mr. Vince Rethemeyer , SHA District 3 Area Engineer at ORethemeyer1@mdot.maryland.gov
 
Phase Time Frame As Defined in the Consolidated Transportation Program (Funded Year Displayed in CTP)
What's Involved? Estimate Begin Estimate Complete
Planning
Engineering Underway 2018
Right-of-Way
Construction Summer 2018 Summer 2021
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
 
11/21/2019This project is currently 29% complete and is scheduled to be fully complete year end 2021.

Recently completed work (since last newsletter):

The contractor completed concrete work for abutment A footing and abutment B. The pier 1 and pier 2 work is also completed

Current work items/areas:

Abutment A and abutment B backfill. The contractor have also started class 1 excavation for median temporary pavement construction

Upcoming work items/areas over the next month:

Structural steel erection and continue working on the temporary drainage in the median

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mohammed Oumer, SHA Project Engineer at moumer@mdot.maryland.gov or Mr. Vince Rethemeyer , SHA District 3 Area Engineer at ORethemeyer1@mdot.maryland.gov
 
10/15/2019This project is currently 37% complete and is scheduled to be fully complete year end 2021.

Recently completed work (since last newsletter):

The contractor completed concrete work for abutment A footing. The abutment stem & beam seat for abutment B (OL) completed in this reporting month. The sub-contractor A.H. Beck has completed pier 2 caissons drilling.

Current work items/areas:

Abutment A stem wall and support column, pier 2 column and pier 2 footing & column. The contractor have also started installing temporary drainage structure in this reporting month.

Upcoming work items/areas over the next month:

Abutment stem, class 1 excavation for I-95/I-495 median construction and temporary drainage in the median.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mohammed Oumer, SHA Project Engineer at moumer@mdot.maryland.gov or Mr. Vince Rethemeyer , SHA District 3 Area Engineer at ORethemeyer1@mdot.maryland.gov
 
9/17/2019This project is currently 35% complete and is scheduled to be fully complete year end 2021.

Recently completed work (since last newsletter):

The contractor completed concrete work for abutment B and Pier 1. The abutment stem & beam seat for abutment B (IL) completed in this reporting month. The sub-contractor A.H. Beck has completed pier 1 caissons drilling and started pier 2 caissons drilling. Six caissons for pier 2 are completed.

Current work items/areas:

Drilled shaft for pier 2, abutment A footer and abutment B stem wall construction.

Upcoming work items/areas over the next month:

Abutment stem, class 1 excavation for I-95/I-495 median construction and temporary drainage in the median.

Please explain any upcoming work that may be more disruptive than usual (detours, shifts, night work):

All work on I-95/I-495 are inside closed shoulder. There will be night work starting 9/22/19 to 9/26/19 on I-95/I-495. There will be two lane closure from exit 11 to exit 9 of Inner Loop. There are also occasional unscheduled bridge pothole repairs on I-95/I-495 bridge over Suitland Parkway both south and north bounds.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mohammed Oumer, SHA Project Engineer at moumer@mdot.maryland.gov or Mr. Abraham Kidane, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at akidane@mdot.maryland.gov
 
8/14/2019This project is currently 32% complete and is scheduled to be fully complete year end 2021.

Recently completed work (since last newsletter):

The contractor completed pile driving for proposed abutment A. Concrete work for abutment footing started. The sub-contractor A.H. Beck has started drilled shaft construction for pier 1. Ten shafts are completed in this reporting month. Planking of the bridge deck for MOT is underway.

Current work items/areas:

Drilled shaft for pier 1 and abutment footer

Upcoming work items/areas over the next month:

Abutment stem and class 1 excavation for I-95/I-495 median construction.

Please explain any upcoming work that may be more disruptive than usual (detours, shifts, night work):

All work on I-95/I-495 is inside closed shoulder but there are occasional unscheduled bridge pothole repairs on I-95/I-495 bridge over Suitland Parkway both south and northbound.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mohammed Oumer, SHA Project Engineer at moumer@mdot.maryland.gov or Mr. Abraham Kidane, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at akidane@mdot.maryland.gov
 
7/16/2019This project is currently 29% complete and is scheduled to be fully complete year end 2021.

Recently completed work (since last newsletter):

Support of excavation for Abutment A and B completed. The contractor is completed pile driving for proposed abutment B and started the pile driving for proposed abutment A

Current work items/areas:

Pile driving for proposed abutments B and class 3 excavation for drilled shaft

Upcoming work items/areas over the next month:

Drilled shaft and abutment footers

Please explain any upcoming work that may be more disruptive than usual (detours, shifts, night work):

The pile driving might be a little bit noisy.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mohammed Oumer, SHA Project Engineer at moumer@mdot.maryland.gov or Mr. Abraham Kidane, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at akidane@mdot.maryland.gov
 
6/19/2019This project is currently 25% complete and is scheduled to be fully complete year end 2021.

Recently completed work (since last newsletter):

Demolishing of the existing bridge completed. Support of excavation for Abutment A and B completed. The contractor is staking out pile lay out for pile driving.

Current work items/areas:

Pile driving for proposed abutments A and B

Upcoming work items/areas over the next month:

Pile driving and drilled shaft

Please explain any upcoming work that may be more disruptive than usual (detours, shifts, night work):

The pile driving might be a bit noisy.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mohammed Oumer, SHA Project Engineer at moumer@mdot.maryland.gov or Mr. Abraham Kidane, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at akidane@mdot.maryland.gov
 
5/21/2019This project is currently 21% complete and is scheduled to be fully complete year end 2021.

Current work: Demolishing of the existing bridge started

Upcoming work items/areas over the next month: Continuing demolition of the existing bridge and installing support of excavation for class 3 excavation for footing.

Please explain any upcoming work that may be more disruptive than usual (detours, shifts, night work):

Until the next reporting period 2 left lanes from exit 4 to exit 9 will plan to close every night (alternate night for each direction) for night demolition work.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mohammed Oumer, SHA Project Engineer at moumer@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Abraham Kidane, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at akidane@sha.state.md.us
 
4/15/2019Contractor continuing to work inside median for Stage 2. Progress permitting, this project will be complete by late winter 2020/2021.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mohammed Oumer, SHA Project Engineer at moumer@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Abraham Kidane, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at akidane@sha.state.md.us .
 
3/11/2019Contractor crews for the project continue to work inside median for Stage 2.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mohammed Oumer, SHA Project Engineer at moumer@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Abraham Kidane, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at akidane@sha.state.md.us .
 
1/8/2019Stage 1 completed. The start of stage 2 work has begun which includes installation of signs, removal of temporary barrier from the northbound and southbound shoulders and median work. Crews have installed electronic message boards for new traffic pattern schedule for Stage 2 construction.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Mohammed Oumer, SHA Project Engineer at moumer@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Abraham Kidane, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at akidane@sha.state.md.us .
 
12/12/2018The contractor has completed the lane shift for both directions and closed the outside shoulders. Crews started installing erosion and sediment controls. Class 1 excavation started on the southbound section of the project.

 
12/7/2018HOGAN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES START OF I-95/I-495 BRIDGES OVER SUITLAND PARKWAY REPLACEMENT IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

Motorists Can Expect Traffic Shifts During Initial Work

(December 7, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is beginning to replace the I-95/ I-495 (Capital Beltway) Bridges over Suitland Parkway. Preliminary work has begun on the $34.3 million project, which is scheduled to be complete summer 2021.

“Our administration is committed to delivering transportation solutions to Marylanders all across our state, which includes making long-overdue upgrades to our bridges,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “These bridge projects will help provide a safe, reliable and efficient transportation network for all who live in and travel through Prince George’s County.”
In addition to replacing the bridges, crews will raise the profile of I-95/I-495 by one-foot to provide additional clearance for Suitland Parkway, as well as upgrade pedestrian lighting under the bridge and drainage improvements.

Initial work on this project will consist of restriping the roadway to shift traffic to the inside shoulder and placing temporary concrete barrier. Crews are permitted to close a single lane on northbound I-95/I-495 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and a single lane on southbound I-95 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Double and triple lane closures are permitted Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The bridges were originally constructed in 1963 and are safe for travel but have outlived their useful service lives. MDOT SHA’s contractor, Milani Construction LLC. of Washington, DC, use concrete barrier, variable message boards, cones and barrels to guide motorists through the construction zone. Nearly 197,000 vehicles per day use this section of I-95/I-495, so motorists are urged to pay close attention and add extra travel time.There are two nearby bridge projects. MDOT SHA is well underway on replacing the two bridges on I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) Bridge over Suitland Road. This project should be complete summer 2019. Further south, MDOT SHA is rehabilitating the Temple Hill Road Bridge over I-95/I-495 and should be complete fall 2019.  While MDOT SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. 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.   For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, click on Road Ready, MDOT SHA's electronic construction brochure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log onto www.md511.org.
 
11/29/2018Contractor has completed lane shift for both directions and closed
the outside shoulders for continuing project activity. Erosion and sediment controls are also being installed this fall. The project is now 8 percent complete.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Mr. Mohammed Oumer at moumer@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Engineer Mr. Abraham Kidane at akidane@sha.state.md.us.
 
11/8/2018Crews have completed lane shifts in both directions and closed and have the outside road shoulders to prepare for the stage of project activity. Erosion and sediment controls have also been installed in the work zone. For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Mr. Mohammed Oumer at moumer@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Engineer Mr. Abraham Kidane at akidane@sha.state.md.us.
 
10/1/2018To date, crews have installed signage for maintenance of vehicular traffic for the project.

Work from late fall through early spring (weather/progress permitting) in


Project activity through the end of winter includes restriping the roadway to shift traffic inside the work zone and installation of concrete barriers for traffic and work zone control and safety.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Mr. Mohammed Oumer at moumer@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Engineer Mr. Abraham Kidane at akidane@sha.state.md.us.
 
1/1/2013Construction to begin during FY 2018.
 


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