Work on an ongoing interchange project will require workers to shift lanes on southbound Interstate 270 overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, according to the State Highway Administration.

All southbound lanes will shift to the left toward the center median beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to an SHA release. The work is expected to be finished by 4 a.m. Wednesday.

The work will allow crews to widen Md. 85 where it travels under the I-270 bridge.

Crews will also install a concrete barrier in the Md. 85 median and the northbound shoulder.

It's all part of an $87.7 million project to replace two I-270 bridges and widen Md. 85 by adding a new travel lane in each direction between Spectrum Drive and Crestwood Boulevard.

The work is expected to finish in fall 2022.

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Will the construction on this span never end?

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