The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin a project Thursday, June 1, to perform maintenance and repairs at the US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) bridge over I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) interchange in College Park. The work will be performed overnight, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and is expected to be completed by late summer, weather permitting.
Drivers can expect temporary ramp closures and detours within the interchange and shoulder closures on I-95/I-495. The ramp from southbound US 1 to the I-95/495 Inner Loop will be controlled with a yield sign while crews close a single lane beneath the bridge to make repairs.
Additionally, drivers can expect a single-lane closure on the acceleration lane on the I-95/I-495 Inner Loop. Crews will install a concrete barrier to close the right shoulder on the I-495 Inner Loop under the bridge for the duration of the project.
The work is a system preservation project that will ensure decades of useful service life to the bridge. The Marksmen Company, of Baltimore, will perform the work. Customers with questions may contact the State Highway Administration District 3 Office at 301-513-7300 or toll-free at 1-800-749-0737.
The State Highway Administration understands lane closures can be an inconvenience, but the work is necessary to ensure a safe and reliable transportation system. Motorists are asked to reduce speeds approaching and while in active work zones.