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Report
CITIZEN’S INFORMATION MEETING
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
I-495 NORTHERN SECTION
SHOULDER USE PROJECT
UPC 105130
State Project No. 0495-029-123, P101, C501
Location Map
Proposed Shoulder Use
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Northbound Inside Shoulder (no work on Southbound)
All traffic will be allowed to use shoulder lane in
peak periods (no flexible delineators)
AM and PM peak hours to alleviate traffic queues
and improve merging
Static and dynamic signing, lane markings, and
overhead lane-use system included
Typical Section
Pavement Work
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Mill and overlay, restripe Northbound I-495 within
project limits
Reconstruct outside shoulder to full depth pavement
Widen right shoulder at Georgetown Pike
Interchange to provide emergency pull off
Pavement joint repairs for improved ride and longer
pavement life
Structures
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No major bridge work anticipated.
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Sound wall/retaining wall impacts under evaluation.
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Pier protection will be upgraded at overpasses
within project limits
Overhead dynamic and static sign structures along
median barrier and outside barrier
Concept of Operations
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Advance DMS signs, static signs, overhead lane
control signs, and striping to delineate shoulder lane
Light gray color for shoulder lane to provide
contrast
Additional camera coverage and traffic detectors
along Northbound I-495
Other Items
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During construction, no lane/shoulder closures during
peak hours.
Minor drainage work anticipated
Median barrier modifications to upgrade to meet
current standards
No right-of-way or utility relocations anticipated
Schedule
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Citizen’s Information Meeting - November 19, 2013
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NEPA Document - January 2014
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Notice to Proceed for Construction - May, 2014
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Open for traffic - December, 2014

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