Southbound traffic on the Interstate 83 bridge over Route 851 will be limited to a single lane next week due to bridge work.

The bridge just east of Shrewsbury will be limited to one southbound lane from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m Tuesday as Kinsley Construction sets five new bridge beams as a part of a $29.9 million project to build a diverging diamond interchange.

The work is also expected to affect traffic under the Route 851 bridge.

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The interchange, also called a double crossover, is expected to to relieve congestion at Exit 4 and improve safety. 

In total, the project entails the new interchange, a longer bridge over Route 851, longer on- and off-ramps and two lanes in each direction on Route 851 between Mount Airy and Wolfe roads.

The project completion data is set for the summer of 2021.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.

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