By Jon Meoli, firstname.lastname@example.org
6:00 PM EDT, July 31, 2013
State Highway Authority officials announced Wednesday that a project to resurface and improve 2.5 miles of the Beltway in Towson is expected to begin in early August.
The $4.8-million project, which will comprise the stretch between just west of Exit 26 (York Road) and Exit 28 (Providence Road) in Towson, will mostly be conducted in the overnight hours and will include repaving, a new guardrail, and curb and gutter repairs, among other things.
According to the SHA, motorists may find traffic patterns changed on Sundays through Thursdays, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the following morning. Additionally, shoulders on the Beltway may be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.
On- and off-ramps may be closed overnight as well.
The work is expected to continue until the winter months this year, resume once the weather improves, and be completed by Summer 2014.
“Work on the Baltimore Beltway will [be] quite active throughout the rest of the summer,” SHA District Engineer David Peake said in a statement. “SHA asks that motorists drive with extreme caution and remain alert especially in the work zones. It will be important that everyone obeys the rules of the road and ensures that everyone gets home safely.”