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Feb 12, 2019

Contract appeals board: Calvert Co. SHA project solicitation defective

The bidding process last year for a contract to improve Route 2/4 in Calvert County violated state procurement laws, according to a state board that decides bid and contract disputes. The Maryland Board of Contract Appeals ruled Feb. 6 that the solicitation for the project, which involves widening the road and adding a bike lane and center median in the Prince […]

Nov 9, 2017

Maryland shows off new snow plow and infrared reader

HANOVER — The Maryland State Highway Administration is preparing for winter with improved technology that the agency said will clear roads more efficiently, curb salt usage and provide more information to drivers. The highway agency on Wednesday demonstrated an infrared measurement system and a larger truck, which they hope will help improve drivers’ experience. Whether […]

May 26, 2016

Maryland to seek tech solutions to reduce I-270 gridlock

WASHINGTON — Maryland is looking for new high-tech ways to reduce gridlock on one of the most congested highways in the Washington suburbs. The Washington Post reports the state’s highway agency says it will ask companies to propose their solutions for making traffic flow faster on Interstate 270. The price will be set at $100 […]

Jan 5, 2016

Rock slide could keep Md. highway partly closed for month

LUKE — The State Highway Administration says a western Maryland highway that’s been reduced to one lane by a rock slide could stay partly closed for up to a month. Spokesman David Buck says workers will place a temporary traffic signal along Route 135 near the town of Luke to replace a flagging operation that […]

Jan 4, 2016

Rock slide partly closes state highway in western Maryland

LUKE — State Highway Administration geologists are assessing the stability of a mountainside in the western Maryland town of Luke after a rock slide prompted closure of state Route 135 over the weekend. Spokesman David Buck said Monday that one of the two lanes reopened Sunday after a barrier wall was installed. Buck says engineers […]

Sep 16, 2015

Retiring state highways employee honored for his 66 years of work without a sick day

Tim Hyman's photography documented highway projects under construction and the faces of the Maryland residents who built them.

Nov 20, 2014

A new weapon in the war against winter

Snow monsters will be set loose on Maryland highways this winter.

Sep 30, 2014

Regulations, taxes called harmful to Maryland business climate

A coalition of county and local officials and economic development directors said the state's business climate suffers at the hands of regulatory agencies and a non-competitive tax structure.

Jul 23, 2014

Hold the jackhammers, MoCo judge tells SHA

The State Highway Administration’s effort to build a sound barrier in Rockville has hit a barrier of its own.

Apr 17, 2013

Md. removing invasive plants from highway medians

ANNAPOLIS — Bill Hubbard of Ferndale was driving home from work when he noticed the beautiful scenery he had become accustomed to was missing. Off to the sides of Route 100, it was completely leveled off. Everything was gone. “They must have pulled down 8 acres of trees. I guess at some point there won’t […]

Dec 3, 2012

Pedestrian deaths remain stubborn in Md.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland transportation officials are setting less ambitious goals after failing to significantly reduce pedestrian deaths in the state. The state established a 5-year goal in 2006 of reducing pedestrian fatalities to a maximum of 85 by 2010. The state put $50 million into the effort, which was dubbed the Maryland Strategic Highway Plan. […]

Nov 28, 2012

Eye Opener: Prince George’s lawmakers will try bag tax again

Back from vacation rested and recharged (and a few pounds heavier), here's Wednesday's roundup of government-related news in Maryland.

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