Updated 2:35 p.m. Thursday: Roadwork that will cause triple lane closures on the outer loop of the Beltway near Kensington Parkway has been postponed to next weekend.

The Maryland State Highway Administration advised motorists to expect major delays because of the closures, which will run between Georgia Avenue and Connecticut Avenue, according to a news release. The work to resurface the bridge over Kensington Parkway is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. June 8 and wrap up by 5 p.m. June 9, the release stated.

The closures were originally scheduled for this weekend.

Construction crews will keep one lane open through the work zone at all times until the resurfacing is finished.

Nearly 233,000 cars course through this section of the Beltway on an average day, and even though the traffic volumes decrease over the weekend, SHA suggests staying off the Beltway to avoid slowdowns. Drivers can use University Boulevard, Veirs Mill Road and Georgia Avenue as alternatives, according to the SHA release.

The improvements are part of an $8 million safety and resurfacing project that should be finished this summer.

Bethany Rodgers can be reached at bethany.rodgers@bethesdamagazine.com.