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Overnight Bridge Demolition to Partially Close I-95 Throughout Summer

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LAUREL, Md. (CBSDC) - I-95 will be undergoing bridge demolition near Laurel that’s expected to close multiple lanes during overnight hours throughout the summer.

Begining Saturday, July 13, the Maryland State Highway Administration will briefly close I-95 at Van Dusen Road, south of Exit 33/MD 198, to remove the old bridge over the roadway.

SHA says the bridge demolition will take place in two, three-week phases, and should be complete by late summer, weather permitting.

SHA will close two right lanes on northbound I-95 during overnight hours for demolition of the bridge, beginning Saturday at 8 p.m. and lasting through Thursday. All lanes we re-open no later than 6 a.m. the following day.

Work will then shift to the two left lanes, with corresponding lane closures, once work is complete above the two right lanes.

State police will intermittently stop all traffic on northbound I-95 for no more than two 15-30 minute intervals, Saturday through Thursday, between midnight and 4 a.m., while crews remove steal beams as a part of the demolition process.

Once work is complete on the northbound lanes, crews will begin demolition and beem removal on southbound I-95, closing the left two lanes, then right two lines overnight, with road closures at the same intervals as mentioned above during the same overnight hours.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area during the designated work hours, or add extra time to their commutes.

Alternate routes include US 1, US 29, MD 295 (except motor carrier trucks).

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