River Road resurfacing project begins, closures underway

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Drivers should expect lane closures on MD 190 (River Road) from I-495 in Bethesda this week.

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is starting a $3.1 million safety and resurfacing project on the road from I-495 (Capital Beltway) to MD 614 (Goldsboro Road). Work will include upgrading sidewalk ramps, reconstructing the traffic signal at the intersection of MD 190 and MD 188 (Wilson Lane), installing audible pedestrian signals and more.

Officials say River Road will experience some road closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Call 511 or 1-855-GOMD511 or visit www.md511.org for current travel information.

About 45,000 vehicles use River Road between Interstate 495 and Goldsboro Road every day.

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