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Repaving of I-95 in Howard County underway

Construction on a $2 million month-long resurfacing project on Interstate 95 in Howard County began Thursday evening, according to the State Highway Administration.

The project will close lanes between Route 32 and Route 216 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. each evening. According to SHA, single-lane closures will begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Double-lane closures are possible after 9 p.m. on all nights, according to a SHA news release. 

The release states the project is scheduled to be finished by mid-September, weather permitting, and that the speed limit in the work area will be reduced to 55 MPH during construction. 

The project  includes grinding (removing the top layer of asphalt), patching, paving and restriping approximately two miles of I-95 from the Little Patuxent River, just south of Route 32, to more than one-half mile north of Route 216. 

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to improve this section of I-95,” SHA District Engineer David Coyne said. “When this work is complete, the daily average of nearly 191,000 vehicles on this section of I-95 will travel on a smoother, safer surface with fresh, bright lines.” 

SHA’s contractor for the project is American Infrastructure of Maryland, Inc. of Fallston. Anyone with questions about traffic operations on I-95 or other State numbered routes in Howard County may contact SHA’s District 7 office at 301-624-8100 or toll-free at 800-635-5119. 

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