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Beltway lane closings Tuesday night in Greenbelt

As the spring road work season picks up, announcements about major shutdowns on highways are coming more regularly. On Tuesday night, Capital Beltway traffic will be disrupted at Kenilworth Avenue in Greenbelt for work on the bridge over the highway.

The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to install steel beams for the bridge as part of a rehabilitation and widening project on the deck of the 49-year-old structure that started in 2010 and is scheduled to be done this fall.

At 7 p.m., just past rush hour, one lane on the outer loop will close. By 9 p.m., two lanes will be shut, then three by 10 p.m. All four lanes may be closed for up to half an hour between midnight and 6 a.m. Wednesday. The lanes are scheduled to reopen by 8 a.m. (Seems to be cutting it a little close for the Wednesday morning rush.)

That’s not the end of it: Overnight lane closings may occur on both Beltway loops through mid-June

Robert Thomson is The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock.” He answers travelers’ questions, listens to their complaints and shares their pain on the roads, trains and buses in the Washington region.


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