ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA) - Expect shoulder closures in sections of the Intercounty Connector (ICC) this week, officials say.
Construction crews will begin working on three bridges that carry traffic over the ICC and expect to wrap up by this winter.
The closures will be between Norbeck Road (MD 28) and New Hampshire Avenue to keep crews safe while modifying three bridges: Longmead Crossing Drive, Layhill Road (MD 182) and Notley Road. The bridges will remain open to traffic but caution should be taken when driving through, officials say.
"The work on the bridges is necessary to improve the durability of the pier caps, which were designed with less internal steel than needed," a State of Maryland press release stated.
Officials anticipate the installation of steel rods will increase the bridges "life span" by 50-75 years.
For updated information call 511 or 1-855-GOMD511 or visit www.md511.org