Transportation

July 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

State to Rehabilitate Md. 28 Bridge over Monocacy River

The Md. 28 bridge over the Monocacy River, less than a mile from the Montgomery County line, will be rehabilitated, the State Highway Administration said Monday. Prep work will begin this month, and the repairs will begin in earnest by early August, an SHA spokeswoman said. The steel truss bridge, constructed in 1931, is structurally […]

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July 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Road Projects Could Tie Up Traffic

Motorists should be on the lookout this weekend for major construction projects in Montgomery County. A resurfacing project on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway (I-495) between Seminary Road and I-270 could mean single-lane and shoulder closures Sunday beginning at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission will be replacing a […]

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July 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Free Wi-Fi Available on Underground Metro Stations

Metro officials have announced that free Wi-Fi will be available in all underground Metro stations.  This announcement comes  nearly two years after officials launched the Wi-Fi pilot program,  which offered free Wi-Fi at specific stations back in 2016. Customers can access the service by selecting the “Metro-Public” network in their device’s Wi-Fi settings, according to […]

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July 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Purple Line Update: Work Near University Boulevard Begins July 6

Crews working on the Purple Line are expected to begin demolition on the Mega Super Market at the intersection of University Boulevard and Piney Branch Road beginning Friday, July 6. For safety reasons, the sidewalk and bus stop in front of the work area will be closed between 9 a.m. and  4 p.m. until Tuesday,  […]

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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Government closings for Independence Day

What’s Open and What’s Closed on July 4

Here’s an overview of what’s open what’s closed in Montgomery County this Independence Day: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed DLC Liquor & Wine Stores (DLC) – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics facilities open until 6 p.m., except the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, which will close at 3 p.m.  All other classes […]

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July 2, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Independence Day

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics facilities open until 6 p.m., except the Germantown Indoor swim Center, which closes at 3 p.m. All […]

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June 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Marylanders Expected to Travel At Record High For Independence Day

Washington D.C. metro travelers will set a new travel record for the Independence Day holiday weekend.  According to AAA-Mid Atlantic, more than one million residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from home. “For perspective, travel volume will be 69 percent higher this Fourth of July than the 2009 recession low of […]

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June 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Maryland, Interior Department Step Closer to Transferring Highway to State Control

Maryland and the U.S. Department of the Interior signed a general agreement to evaluate transferring the portion of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway from federal to state control, Gov. Larry Hogan’s office reported Monday. The office called the agreement a “significant step” in the $9 billion Traffic Relief Plan that Hogan unveiled in September. Hogan and Interior […]

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June 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Public Workshops Scheduled for I-270, Capital Beltway Traffic Relief

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will hold its second round of public workshops in July for the “I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study,” which considers improvements along two of the state’s most congested highways, the Capital Beltway and I-270. The study is part of MDOT SHA’s statewide Traffic Relief Plan to reduce […]

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June 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Reminding Riders on Construction Plans that Could Impact Summer Commutes

Metro officials are reminding customers on improvement plans this summer that could impact your commute. Starting July 21, Metro will close Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland Metro stations on the Red Line that will continue through Sept. 3. The structural work being done at the two stations cannot be complete with trains running on either […]

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