Dec 8, 2011

Baltimore County work zone to get speed cameras

The State Highway Administration says it is installing speed cameras in a construction zone on the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway. The agency says the speed cameras will begin operating Tuesday at the Frederick Road exit where the highway administration is replacing a bridge over the beltway. The SHA says drivers will have a […]

Dec 6, 2011

Private firm to build toll lanes in Va. on I-95

McLEAN, Va. — After years of discussion and debate, Virginia has reached a nearly $1 billion deal with a private contractor to build high occupancy toll lanes on Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia that planners hope will improve one of the region’s worst traffic corridors. Under the deal announced Tuesday, private contractor Fluor-Transurban would finance […]

Dec 4, 2011

Hook up E-ZPasses: ICC no longer is free

The free ride is over. Drivers cruising the Inter-County Connector will pay to use Maryland’s most expensive highway starting Monday. The road — officially Route 200 — opened in full Nov. 22, providing motorists a high-speed connection between Interstates 95 and 270 that allows them to skip the slog along the oft-congested Capital Beltway. The […]

Nov 9, 2011

I-83 in Baltimore reopens after closure for escapee

A Baltimore police spokesman says Interstate 83 is open again after being closed temporarily while officers helped corrections officials search for an escapee. Detective Jeremy Silbert says the highway was reopened Wednesday afternoon, but the escapee is not back in custody. The highway was closed for less than an hour near 28th Street after 29-year-old […]

Oct 10, 2011

New law to crack down on illegal highway signs

SALISBURY — A new state law that goes into effect in January will impose a $25 fine for every illegal commercial sign placed along state highways. The State Highway Administration says it spends almost a half-million dollars a year removing the signs, because they can impede visibility and get in the way of mowing and […]

Jul 18, 2011

Beltway lane closures begin in Silver Spring area

SILVER SPRING — Drivers can expect to see delays on the Capital Beltway in the Silver Spring area as a $3.7 million resurfacing project gets under way. The Maryland State Highway Administration will begin resurfacing a four-mile stretch of the inner and outer loops between Colesville Road and Seminary Road on Monday. Authorities say the […]

Jun 8, 2011

Maryland transportation officials assess performance of the ICC

The Inter-County Connector has performed up to expectations in little more than three months of channeling about 1 million paying drivers between Interstate 270 and Georgia Avenue in Montgomery County, transportation officials said Wednesday. Traffic on Maryland’s newest highway, officially labeled Route 200, is expected increase by about 50 percent as drivers become more familiar […]

Feb 24, 2011

Week in review: 2/25/11

Police officers face charges Seventeen Baltimore police officers and two brothers who own Majestic Auto Repair Shop were charged Wednesday on allegations of arranging for the company to tow vehicles from accidents even though the company lacked the necessary city contract, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The Rosedale shop is accused of paying officers about […]

Feb 23, 2011

Debate done, cars take over Inter-County Connector

SILVER SPRING — Tatiana Olivera is happy with her commute. She drove from her home in Shady Grove to her job on Norbeck Road on the Inter-County Connector, which opened its first stretch Wednesday morning after decades of debate. “It’s a great idea. You can drive faster,” said Olivera, 33, who works as a house […]

Feb 21, 2011

$2.6B ICC hailed as catalyst for commerce

GAITHERSBURG — The decades-long wait for the Inter-County Connector will end Wednesday when drivers get their first crack at the new toll road snaking through Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. At a rain-soaked ribbon-cutting event in the westbound lanes Monday morning, local, state and federal officials lauded the $2.6 billion highway project as a catalyst […]

Jan 31, 2011

Crews treating roads in Maryland ahead of storm

Highway crews in Maryland and Delaware are pretreating roads in anticipation of a winter storm that’s expected to bring freezing rain, sleet and possibly snow. The bad weather is expected to arrive late Monday or early Tuesday. David Buck with the Maryland State Highway Administration says crews are salting roads from western Maryland to the […]

Jan 26, 2011

Highway officials say snowy roads near Baltimore

Maryland State Highway Administration officials are asking drivers to slow down on roads and highways as a winter storm passes through the area. The agency says snow plows were deployed before the morning rush hour to treat roads. Crews are reporting drivers are going too fast for the snowy, slushy conditions. The state has more […]

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