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Wisconsin Avenue is getting a $3 million dollar facelift, as Maryland officials launch two resurfacing projects along the roadway to improve driving conditions. That may eventually mean a better commute, but drivers should brace for extra traffic and delays during construction.

The resurfacing will take place at two parts: a one-mile strip of Wisconsin Avenue about a mile long from Montgomery Avenue to Jones Bridge Boulevard and another mile-long portion of the road from the D.C. border to Bradley Boulevard.

During the resurfacing, crews may close up to two lanes of Wisconsin Avenue when they're working overnight, and during daytime one lane will always be closed.

State highway officials say the resurfacing project will have a major impact on traffic, affecting the nearly 70,000 vehicles that travel daily within the affected area.

The project is expected to be completed by late fall.

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