As part of the continuing construction on the Intercounty Connector near Laurel, drivers are being rerouted to a new Contee Road bridge over Interstate 95 beginning today.
SHA officials said Friday that with the new traffic pattern in effect Tuesday, traffic will be shifted from the Van Dusen Road bridge over I-95 to the new bridge that takes Contee Road across the interstate to West Laurel.
Following the traffic shift, the Van Dusen Road bridge will be demolished. Future plans include widening Sweitzer Lane near the intersection with Van Dusen Road.
The new bridge is part of the new Contee Road interchange, which will include four ramps connecting to Contee Road from the ICC.
The new Contee Road interchange, expected to open next summer, will allow access east and west of I-95, and will stretch between Virginia Manor Road and Old Gunpowder Road.
This story has been updated.