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The Maryland State Highway Administration announced the beginning of a $2.1 million safety and resurfacing project in Beltsville, according to a news release.

Work has already begun taking place along Powder Mill Road (Md. 212) between Interstate 95/495 and Pleasant Acres Drive, and is expected to be completed in summer 2014, weather permitting, according to the release.

The SHA will close a single lane in both directions weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. During the resurfacing phase of the project next year, crews will close a single lane in both directions of Powder Mill road overnight Sunday through Thursday, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., the release states.

The SHA is advising motorists to plan for extra time and use extra caution when traveling through the work zone, the release states.

“The driving surface on Powder Mill Road in this area is at or near its useful life cycle,” said SHA administrator Melinda B. Peters in the release. “When complete, the new pavement, combined with new sidewalk and signal improvements, will enhance safety for both drivers and pedestrians including students, staff and visitors to High Point High School.”

The SHA advises residents and travelers that equipment used for construction may be loud and disruptive.