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Significant repair work will mean closed lanes overnight on Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda beginning Sunday.

Work crews may close up to two lanes of the road overnight and during the workday between Bradley Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road, according to a news release from the State Highway Administration.

A contractor has been hired to resurface all the lanes on Wisconsin Avenue in that area of downtown Bethesda. Crews also are expected to pour concrete for traffic signal poles and build sidewalks in the area. Work should be finished by late fall, according to the agency.

In the meantime, however, up to two lanes may be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays for the road resurfacing. One lane in both directions may be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays for the sidewalk and traffic signal construction.

The price tag for the entire project, which started last summer with median work and utility relocations, is $2.5 million, according to the highway agency.

ewaibel@gazette.net