Late-night and early-morning travelers could see their commutes tangled up a bit this week, and will need to follow a detour around the temporary closure of the Inner Loop's Curtis Creek Drawbridge.
Additional work on the span will cause overnight closure of the Baltimore Beltway's Inner Loop this week.
Weather-permitting, all lanes of I-695's Inner Loop between Quarantine Road and Maryland Route 10 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day, according to a press release from the Maryland Transportation Authority.
The work is scheduled to run June 25-29.
Transportation authority officials said motorists will follow a detour from the Beltway to Quarantine Road, to Hawkins Point Road, to Pennington Avenue, to Ordnance Road to northbound Maryland Route 10 to the Inner Loop of the Beltway.
Crews are working to complete the project to replace the drawbridge's steel grid deck and floor beams, according to the statement.
The $14.5 million project, fully funded from toll revenue, is nearly complete. Earlier work closed first one side of the bridge and then the other as decking was replaced.
The project reflects Maryland's "commitment to preserving and maintaining the state's aging infrastructure," according to the statement. The bridge deck replacement addresses wear-and-tear issues and extends the bridge's useful life, according to officials.