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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash along Interstate 695 on March 22, 2023, near Woodlawn. Multiple people were killed when a passenger vehicle pulled into a work zone along the Baltimore beltway and struck construction workers there, Maryland State Police said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Sep 21, 2023

Md. transportation officials consider more cameras, higher fines in work zones

Maryland’s transportation officials are considering adding more speed cameras to roadway work zones and increasing speeding fines in those areas.

This Feb. 15, 2023, file photo shows a portion of Baltimore's so-called "Highway to Nowhere." Members of Maryland's congressional delegation announced a $2 million grant award to Baltimore to create a plan for demolishing the failed highway construction project that decimated Black neighborhoods decades ago. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)
Feb 23, 2023

Baltimore gets grant to invest in Black communities ravaged by ‘Highway to Nowhere’

Baltimore will receive a $2 million grant award to create a plan for demolishing the so-called “Highway to Nowhere” that decimated Black neighborhoods decades ago.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan share a moment after signing a highway sign to mark the agreement between the two states to rebuild the American Legion Bridge, which connects the Capital Beltway between the two states over the Potomac River near Cabin John. (Flickr/Maryland GovPics)
Nov 18, 2022

Hogan highway project delayed, possibly dooming it with new governor

A new delay in contracts to widen portions of the Capital Beltway, Interstate 270 and the American Legion Bridge likely spells the end of a signature project as envisioned by Gov. Larry Hogan.

Oct 27, 2022

The Road Wars that started in the 1960s are not over

In the years following World War II, with a growing economy and the vast expansion of automobile ownership, there was broad support for investment in highways that would knit the country together. While there was already 1944 legislation envisioning a 40,000-mile system of highways on the books, it took the leadership of President Dwight D. […]

Aug 5, 2022

Hogan lashes out at federal officials for reportedly delaying $6B toll-lanes project

Gov. Larry Hogan is calling on federal officials to reverse a decision that will delay a plan to add toll lanes to portions of the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270.

Aug 11, 2021

Maryland board advances Capital Beltway toll lanes plan

The Maryland Board of Public Works voted to move ahead on a plan to ease Capital Beltway traffic by replacing an aging bridge and creating toll lanes.

Feb 19, 2015

Md. Senate OKs speed limit boost to 70 on state highways

The Maryland Senate has voted to raise the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on state highways.

Jul 15, 2014

House to take up highway bill as deadline looms

With an August deadline looming, the House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound financial footing.

Jun 25, 2014

Key House chairman rejects Senate highway aid plan

House Republicans won't support a plan by Senate Democrats to prevent states from facing a cutoff of federal highway and transit aid this summer, a key House committee chairman warned Wednesday, saying the proposal would force a tax increase.

May 12, 2013

Could extra gas tax funds go to bridges?

ANNAPOLIS — Republican Sen. Richard Colburn of Dorchester voted against Maryland’s recently passed gas tax increase, but now hopes some of the new money will go to replacing the Dover Bridge in his district. The new taxes, initially expected to raise prices at the pump by 4 cents a gallon this July, might help to […]

May 5, 2013

Maryland looks to buses to loosen traffic-tied I-270

WASHINGTON — When Margie Weaver accepted a job in North Bethesda, she didn’t think much about driving 42 miles from her home in Unionville to her workplace — until a trip she thought would take her about 45 minutes took up to two and a half hours in traffic on Interstate 270. “When you add […]

Mar 25, 2013

Longer life span or new span for Bay Bridge?

SANDY POINT — Every year, 38 million vehicles drive over its spans. They are tractor-trailer drivers ensuring food gets to the grocery store, minivans packed with brightly colored towels and antsy kids who want to know if they are there yet. They trust that the aging spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge are well cared […]

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