Transportation

February 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Snow Plow

SHA Prepares for Winter Storm, Urges Drivers to Avoid Roads During Rush Hours

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is preparing for today’s winter storm. Precipitation is expected to begin during the afternoon rush hour and continue all day Tuesday. While precipitation is forecasted to begin as rain, it is expected to change over quickly to snow. SHA is encouraging drivers to stay off the […]

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February 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

blizzardwatch

UPDATED: Council Postpones Session to Discuss Snow Operations (VIDEO)

UPDATE Feb. 8  The special session scheduled for Feb. 9th has been postponed until March due to winter storm expected Feb. 8. The Montgomery County Council has scheduled a special session on snow operations on Feb. 9th to discuss snow operations following the Blizzard of 2016. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports.

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February 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

I-495 Beltway University Boulevard Bridge Closure

Street Beat: SHA Closing Multiple Lanes at I-495 and I-270 on Monday Night

On Monday, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are scheduled to temporarily close four of six lanes where the outer loop of I-495 and the I-270 west spur merge just prior to the Bradley Boulevard overpass in Montgomery County. The temporary overnight lane closures are necessary as crews make repairs on […]

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February 5, 2016 | Willie James Inman

bus riders

Piles of Snow Hinder Commute for Bus Riders (VIDEO)

Over 30 inches of snow fell during the blizzard of 2016 making it difficult for commuters to get around town. In this video,  residents talk about their commuting experiences after the blizzard. MyMCMedia’s Willie James Inman reports. Across Montgomery County commuters are having a hard time getting to bus stops. @mymcmedia #blizzard2016 pic.twitter.com/DlyOh1qzoP — Willie […]

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February 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

pothole in road

Pothole Problems?

Your ride to work and school may be bumpy this week and next as potholes are beginning to show up on area roads. Road crews are busy filling the inevitable potholes that typically follow a snowstorm. According to information posted on the Montgomery County website, potholes are generally inspected and repaired within three business days on […]

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February 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council President Nancy Floreen s Feb. 1st Briefing   YouTube

Floreen Says Conversations Continue About Watkins Mill Road Interchange (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, County Council President Nancy Floreen says conversations are continuing with state officials about the status of the shovel ready Watkins Mill Road Interchange. Local leaders recently learned that construction of the future interchange had been delayed and that the scope of the project may be changing.

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February 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

PHOTO | MCFRS

92-Year-Old Man Seriously Injured in Car Crash in Rockville (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers and fire and rescue crews responded to a collision on Tuesday afternoon where a car crashed into a vehicle and then into the garage of a house. It happened at 2:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of Sunflower Drive in the Flower Valley neighborhood of Rockville, according to police. Police […]

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February 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

White Flint 2 Community Meeting   YouTube

Concerns About School Capacity Headlined White Flint Community Meeting (VIDEO)

The White Flint 2 Sector Plan team met with residents and property owners last night at Luxmanor Elementary School to get input about the future of the White Flint area, and planners said they heard a lot of concerns about how to balance school capacity with more development from residents at the meeting. Take a […]

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February 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

PHOTO | Montgomery County

County Council Approves Al Roshdieh as Department of Transportation Director (PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Council appointed Al Roshdieh as the Director of the Department of Transportation (MCDOT) on Tuesday. Roshdieh has served as MCDOT’s Acting Director since December 2014 and his latest efforts include leading blizzard 2016 cleanup in the County. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released this statement following Roshdieh’s appointment. “Montgomery County is changing […]

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February 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Ashman

Gaithersburg Mayor Meeting with Maryland Transportation Secretary Today

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is scheduled to meet with Maryland Transportation Secretary Peter Rahn today, in Hanover, to discuss the future of the Watkins Mill Road Interchange at I-270. Just last month, Ashman and the five-member City Council sent a letter to State Highway Administration officials expressing concerns about proposed changes to the design of […]

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