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December 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Year in Transportation: New Lanes Proposed for I-270, Capital Beltway

Gov. Larry Hogan dropped probably the most remarkable transportation news in September when he proposed that I-270 and the Capital Beltway get four new lanes. Private companies would design, build and maintain the lanes, which would then be able to charge tolls. Some local leaders have been skeptical about the plans, preferring less-expensive reversible lanes […]

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November 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

State Officials Hear from County on Transportation Projects (Video)

Despite criticism about the plan, state transportation leaders asked local officials Thursday night to wait and see what companies propose for the $9 billion plan from Gov. Larry Hogan to add lanes to I-270 and I-495. The road widening on the two highways would be “P3s” — public-private partnerships — where companies would compete to […]

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September 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Faults Hogan’s Highway Plan

Council President Roger Berliner told reporters Monday that Gov. Larry Hogan’s plans for I-270 and the Capital Beltway had three major flaws: Four new lanes on I-270 aren’t needed. Two reversible lanes would be sufficient. There’s no room for four new lanes on the Capital Beltway through Montgomery County. Adding the lanes would mean taking […]

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November 10, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Street Beat: Weekend Road Closures in Montgomery County

The Maryland State Highway Administration is reminding commuters of the following road closures in Montgomery County this weekend: I-495 (Capital Beltway) Bridge over Stoneybrook Road/Jones Bridge Road (between MD 185 and Seminary Road) – Bridge joint repairs – Double lane closures Sundays through Thursday from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. through November 20. Northbound and […]

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October 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Southbound 355 Ramp to I-495 to Close Tonight Until Early Tuesday Morning

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) announced that the Southbound MD 355 (Wisconsin Avenue) ramp to the Inner Loop of I-495 will close tonight until 5 a.m. Tuesday for resurfacing. According to a news release, drivers should use southbound MD 355, turn left on Jones Bridge Road, turn left on MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue) and […]

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July 14, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Street Beat: SHA Crews to Resurface Four Miles of Capital Beltway

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are scheduled to begin resurfacing four miles of Capital Beltway between New Hampshire Avenue (ND 650) and Baltimore Avenue (US 1) tonight. The work is officially slated to start at 9 p.m.. According to a news release, crews will patch the roadway, remove the top layer of asphalt, apply new asphalt […]

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July 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Street Beat: SHA Crews to Resurface University Boulevard in Silver Spring This Week

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are slated to begin resurfacing University Boulevard between Williamsburg Drive and Franklin Avenue in Silver Spring this week. The work is officially scheduled to begin on July 6, and motorists should prepare for overnight road closures and detours. According to a news release, construction crews are planning to grind […]

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June 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Resurfacing Project Begins This Month on I-495 Loop in Bethesda

Beginning this month, State Highway Administration (SHA) crews will resurface nearly six miles of the inner loop of I-495 between I-270 and the Seminary Road overpass in Montgomery County. According to SHA officials, the project is scheduled to begin in mid-June, and should be complete by the summer of 2017. “The pavement on this particular […]

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February 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Bridge Work to Close Lanes on Beltway Beginning Sunday Night

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists who travel on University Boulevard or I-495 in Silver Spring that upcoming lane closures will impact overnight travel for the next month. A 161-foot, 175-ton crane will be used to lift the steel beams for the new bridge and crews will work above […]

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July 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Street Beat: I-495 Triple Lane Closures Begin Thursday Night

Beginning this Thursday night and continuing each weeknight until work is complete, Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews will temporarily close traffic lanes on the outer loop of I-495 (Capital Beltway) over MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue, exit 34) for emergency bridge deck repairs. According to an SHA news release, crews will close lanes on the Outer […]

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