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Jan 5, 2017

Md. officials pretreating roads in advance of expected snow

WASHINGTON — Officials in Maryland are pre-treating roads in advance of expected snowfall. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration said in a statement that central Maryland is expected to see snow Thursday night into early Friday. The State Highway Administration is spraying a brine solution on roads in advance of the snow. SHA […]

Apr 14, 2016

Maryland state employee resigns amid drunken driving offenses

A Maryland State Highway Administration employee has resigned after being charged with drunken driving offenses while operating a state car. The Baltimore Sun reports SHA spokesman Dave Buck says 36-year-old Rachael Gingrich resigned from her job as a legislative manager April 7. Police and online court records show Gingrich had been driving April 6 when […]

Oct 9, 2015

23 snow plows reported missing from Glen Burnie yard

GLEN BURNIE — The Maryland State Highway Administration has announced that 23 snow plows are missing from a Glen Burnie maintenance yard. The Baltimore Sun reports that the disappearance of the plows was first noted June 25. Maryland State Police Spokesman Gregory Shipley says police were told the plows had been placed in a maintenance […]

Feb 18, 2015

Md. officials urge commuters to leave early to beat snow

The Maryland State Highway Administration is issuing a travel advisory, urging commuters to leave early and avoid a snowy rush hour.

Mar 6, 2013

Md. highways mostly clear despite snow

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland highway officials say the state’s roads are in good shape despite a winter storm that’s dumped widely varying amounts of snow across the state. Along the Interstate 95 corridor and further east, the storm has caused little accumulation. In western Maryland, State Highway Administration spokesman David Buck says there are up to […]

Mar 6, 2013

Maryland sends 2,300 crews out to plow snow

HAGERSTOWN — The Maryland State Highway Administration says it has 2,300 crews patrolling and treating state roads with salt as a winter storm moves through the region. The agency says it expects the snow to intensify during the day, adding to accumulations that were measured Wednesday morning. There was about 7 inches of snow in […]

Sep 11, 2012

Md. officials fixing cracks in ICC overpasses

GREENBELT — Maryland State Highway Administration officials say crews are working to repair cracks found in overpasses on the Intercounty Connector. Inspectors for the administration have discovered cracks on 10 bridges along the new $2.5 billion toll highway. David Buck, a spokesman for the agency, says half of those cracks were found last year. This […]

Aug 29, 2012

Maryland highway work-zone crashes hit 10-year low

The Maryland State Highway Administration says crashes, fatalities and injuries in highway work zones are at a 10-year low. Based on data from the last three years, the state says fatalities in work-zone crashes decreased by more than half. There were nine fatalities in 2009 compared with three in 2011. The number of people injured […]

Jan 11, 2012

State getting $6.8M for highway repair

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State Highway Administration has been awarded more than $6.8 million in federal funds to repair roads and bridges damaged during Tropical Storm Lee last summer. The money, announced Wednesday, is coming from the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program. Most of the money will be used on three projects: -$3.1 million […]

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 […]

Nov 17, 2011

O’Malley appoints new SHA head

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed a new head of the Maryland State Highway Administration. The governor announced the appointment of Melinda Peters on Thursday. Peters will be the first female head of the agency. For the past six years, she has served as director of the Intercounty Connector Project. O’Malley described her in […]

Oct 27, 2011

Maryland offering reflective safety vests for Halloween

Officials in Maryland are offering reflective safety vests to Halloween trick-or-treaters and their parents and guardians. The Maryland State Highway Administration says the vests are intended to make the trick-or-treaters and their chaperones easier for motorists to spot as they go about gathering candy. Officials will offer the vests beginning Thursday. The vests are free […]

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