Two-Year Project to Begin on Beltway Bridge

By John Wist
|  Tuesday, May 17, 2011  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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Two-Year Project to Begin on Beltway Bridge

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As if traffic on the Beltway isn’t bad enough, a new project is beginning this week that could slow things down for the next two years.

Crews will be working on the bridge deck on the span over the Northwest Branch between New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard in Silver Spring.

During the construction, there will be two sets of lane shifts. Jersey barriers will be put up on both the Inner and Outer Loop, lanes will narrow, and the shoulders will be closed.

All lanes will remain open, but with the lane shifts and work zone speeds reduced, there are bound to be back-ups.

There will also be some lane closures weeknights between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., according to the Washington Post.

The project is expected to last until the spring of 2013.

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