ICC to Close for Overnight Road Work

Expect periodic closures between Georgia Avenue and Needwood Road this week.

Expect temporary delays due to periodic closures if you're traveling the Intercounty Connector near Rockville in the early morning hours over the next two nights.

Road crews will close the entire span of the roadway between Georgia Avenue and Needwood Road periodically and for 20 minutes at a time between midnight and 5 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a news release from the State Highway Administration.

The work, and closures, may be canceled in the event of rain.

During the closures, eastbound traffic will be allowed to enter the ICC at the I-370/Metro Access interchange, the release said. Flagpersons will stop traffic before the first toll gantry in order to prevent motorists from being double-billed for one trip.

Westbound traffic will not be able to access the ICC westbound from Georgia Avenue and will be diverted onto Georgia Avenue during the closures, the release said.

The closures are needed so that crews can reinforce bridges at Georgia Avenue, Emory Lane and Needwood Road with "steel rods in the pier caps which will ensure the durability of the bridges to the anticipated 50-75 year 'life span,' according to the release.

The bridge construction is expected to last into the summer. Bridges and the ICC will remain open to traffic during daytime construction. Crews will work out of travel lanes between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

SHA encourages drivers to stay alert and reduce speed in work zones.

For more travel information on Maryland highways call 511 or 1-855-GOMD511 or click here.


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