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Road work on Park Heights Avenue bridge to close lanes

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin work on the Park Heights Avenue/MD 129 bridge over I-695 in Pikesville this week, causing certain lanes to close on the bridge and the beltway until late fall 2015.

The State Highway Administration is beginning work on the Park Heights Avenue/MD 129 bridge over I-695 in Pikesville this week, prompting some lanes to close on the bridge and the beltway until late fall 2015.

The bridge and I-695 will remain open to vehicles and pedestrians during the entire construction process, according a press release.

Single lane closures will occur in two stages. In the first stage, beginning this week:

A single lane on the bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Single lanes will be closed temporarily on I-695 under the bridge between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.

One to two lanes will be closed temporarily on I-695 under the bridge between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning Sunday through Thursday.

In the second stage, beginning this fall and lasting for a year.

One lane in each direction on the bridge will be closed at all times.

And ramps and lanes on I-695 under the bridge will be closed temporarily during off-peak hours.

During the second stage, a temporary traffic signal will control left turns from northbound MD 129 to the outer loop of the beltway. Pedestrians will have access to one side of the bridge.

The $5.6 million project is necessary to replace a damaged beam and the bridge's riding surface and sidewalks, the release said. The project will also install "ornamental light poles," clean and paint the bridge's steel and repair the concrete support piers and pavement at either end of the bridge.

The State Highway Administration encourages drivers to plan for a longer travel time on Park Heights Avenue.

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