Motorists traveling through work zones on the I-95/I-495 interchange near the bridge over Suitland Parkway will be subject to a Maryland state program intended to improve highway work zone safety starting today (Monday).

Drivers ticketed for traveling 12 or more miles over the posted 55 mph limit in the Beltway/Suitland Parkway area will receive a warning in the mail until Aug. 7, when a $40 fine will be enforced.

Under the Maryland SafeZones program, which began in October 2009, speed cameras capture vehicles traveling at or above the established speed limit. It is a collaboration among the Maryland State Police, the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Highway Administration.