Transportation

March 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

White Tractor Trailer Changed Lanes, Sparking Morning Wreck, State Police Say

Maryland State Police said Monday that an unknown white tractor trailer abruptly changed lanes, causing a rapid chain of collisions that led to a three-hour closure of I-270 during the Monday morning rush hour. Other vehicles braked to try to avoid collisions, state police said. The series of collisions occurred near the Middlebrook Road exit […]

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March 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Winter Weather Could Impact Evening Commute

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for western Maryland and parts of D.C. due to wet snow impacting the Central Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, some surrounding areas may see a light snow with minor accumulations in the afternoon and evening. Latest radar trends pic.twitter.com/6vDZq489hR — […]

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March 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

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MDOT Announces Major Weekend Lane Closures

Maryland’s Department of Transportation State Highway Administration has announced major lane closures that could impact your travel in Montgomery County. Below is a list of closures: Inner and outer loop of I-495 Capital Beltway- between MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) and MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue): Seminary Road bridge rehabilitation project – Begins Mar. 12 9 p.m. single lane […]

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March 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Plans Open Houses for U.S. 29 BRT

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is hosting three upcoming open houses to keep the public informed regarding the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line being developed along a 13.5-mile stretch of U.S. 29 between the Silver Spring Transit Center and Burtonsville. The new line is expected to begin service in 2020 and will be […]

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March 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Preliminary Data Shows Pedestrian Deaths Down in Maryland

A preliminary report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows that the number of pedestrian traffic fatalities in Maryland are slightly decreasing. Data from the study reveal that during the first six months of 2017, 41 pedestrians fatalities were reported in Maryland.  In 2016, that number was 46. “That reduction in the first […]

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March 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What to Do If You See a Downed Power Line

Friday’s heavy wind gusts have resulted in power outages and damages across Montgomery County including downed power lines which can be dangerous, according to Pepco Spokesperson Marcus Beal. “When you have wind gust like this, they can cause trouble with overhead lines and equipment,” he said. Since the National Weather Service predicts that the winds will […]

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March 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Sector Plan Aims to Alleviate Congestion Along Georgia Avenue

Montgomery County’s Planning Department is working with the Maryland State Highway Administration to create alternative modes of transportation along Georgia Avenue. The Forest Glen Montgomery Hills Sector Plan, launched back in 2017, aims to alleviate congestion along the corridor while making the road more attractive to pedestrians and cyclists in the Montgomery Hills and Forest […]

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February 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Colesville Road, Beltway, Wisconsin Avenue Lane Closures in Montgomery County

Over the next week, Maryland State Highway Administration will close lanes on multiple roads in Montgomery County, including Colesville Road, two sections of the Beltway and Wisconsin Avenue. Colesville Road between the Beltway and Georgia Avenue is scheduled for single and double lane closures from Feb. 25-March 2 from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. each […]

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February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Update: Red Line Train Weekend Schedule Modified for Maintenance

Metro riders can expect some changes to the Red Line this weekend between Wheaton and Glenmont stations. The Glenmont station will be closed beginning Feb. 24 through Feb. 25 for track maintenance and leak mitigation, according to WMATA. Buses will replace the Red Line trains between Wheaton and Glenmont. The remaining Red Line trains will operate […]

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February 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Presidents Day

Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule to Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities open; all other classes and programs canceled; Administrative office, senior centers and community centers closed. Montgomery Parks – […]

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