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Bridge Construction Expected To Cause Traffic In Prince George's County

Heavy delays are expected Monday night on the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County because of a bridge reconstruction.

At 9 p.m., the Maryland State Highway Administration will close the ramp for Exit 9 on the inner loop of the beltway, which takes motorists to Allentown Road — State Route 337. On the outer loop around that exit, there will be intermittent full closures of the Beltway for up to 15 minutes at a time. The work is expected to be finished by Tuesday morning, around 5 a.m.

The SHA is installing a structural steel beam for the bridge that takes Forestville Road over the Beltway, says spokesman Charlier Gischlar.

"The work is part of a $700,000 bridge repair project," says Gischlar. The actual bridge was struck a few years ago and the beam was damaged. So this is the replacement beam for that."

Drivers on the inner loop who want to get to Allentown Road are advised to take the preceding exit 11B for Pennsylvania Avenue — State Route 4 — and travel on it until it meets Forestville Road. Then turn left, which will take motorists to Allentown Road about a mile later.

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