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Beltway lane closures begin this week in Md.

Tuesday - 7/19/2011, 5:33am  ET

Hank Silverberg, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - Delays that begin on the Capital Beltway in Maryland this week could last until Thanksgiving.

The Maryland State Highway Administration Monday will begin resurfacing a four-mile stretch of Interstate 495 on both the Inner and Outer loops between Colesville Road and Seminary Road in the Silver Spring/Kensington area.

The project is the first resurfacing to be done on that part of the Beltway since 2004. It will cause single-lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Two lanes each way will be shut down between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Friday.

More than 200,00 motorists use the affected corridor, which is showing signs of rutting and cracking. The project will cost $3.7 million

Detours will be posted and speed limits reduced as part of the project.

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