Update at 3:15 p.m. – The Maryland State Highway Administration will begin a $2.3 million resurfacing project on Rockville Pike this month, a lengthy process that could add to traffic woes near Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

The 3.3-mile project will extend from Cedar Croft Drive (north of Cedar Lane) north to Strathmore Avenue. The SHA will close a lane or roadway shoulder northbound and southbound from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

The project will be completed next spring, weather permitting, and also includes upgrades to sidewalk ramps and driveways to make them Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.

SHA spokesman Christopher Bishop said work on the project has started. About 55,000 vehicles a day travel that stretch of Rockville Pike.