Maryland State Highway Administration

June 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Triple Lane Closures Planned for the Beltway Bridge over Kensington Parkway Friday Night

Major Delays Expected with Triple Lane Closures Friday Night Through Saturday Afternoon The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration plan to resurface the bridge deck of the outer loop of the capital beltway over Kensington Parkway starting Friday, June 15 at 9 p.m. The Kensington Parkway bridge is located just east of Connecticut Avenue. The resurfacing […]

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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 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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October 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

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State Highway Crews Repaving ICC’s Northbound Ramp at I-95

Commuters take note and plan accordingly. State highway administration crews are resurfacing the northbound I-95 ramp to the ICC in Prince George’s County tonight and there will be detours. All traffic lanes are scheduled to reopen no later than 5 a.m. on Friday. The ramp closure will also impact accessibility to the following roads from […]

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September 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Update on Carroll Avenue Bridge Closure in Takoma Park (VIDEO)

In Takoma Park, Carroll Avenue is closed to traffic at the Sligo Creek bridge. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will use electronic message boards to guide traffic.  

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August 29, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

MD SHA Begins Constructing Safety Modifcations on River Road Intersection (PHOTO)

The Maryland State Highway Administration recently began construction of safety modifications at the intersection of River Road and Braeburn Parkway. The intersection is the site of the Feb. 27th tragic road side accident where three members of a Whitman High School family were killed. According to SHA officials, engineers analyzed the intersection in the spring […]

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March 1, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Community Grieves Loss of Family After Fatal Car Accident in Bethesda (VIDEO)

The Walt Whitman High School community is grieving the loss of 18-year-old senior Thomas Buarque De Macedo and praying for his sister Helena Buarque De Macedo, who remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Thomas and Helena were riding in a car along with their parents, Michael and Allessandra Buarque De Macedo when they were […]

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January 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Asks for Residents to Stay off the Roads (VIDEO)

Governor Hogan urges residents to remain patient and stay indoors while crews work to clear roads. Earlier today, Governor Hogan had this to say at the Maryland Emergency Operations Center: According to a press release, Hogan continues to direct all state agencies in a coordinated response to the winter blizzard that pummelled the state this […]

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September 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Biologists Survey Bat Population in Brookeville (VIDEO)

A contractor for the Maryland State Highway Administration, Skelly and Loy, Inc., recently conducted an environmental survey to assess the bat population in an area near the designated route of the Brookeville Bypass. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that wildlife biologists were looking for the northern long-eared bat, a threatened species. These biologists also conducted an […]

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August 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Crews to Survey Bat Population along Watkins Mill Road and I-270 in Gaithersburg

A contractor for the Maryland State Highway Administration, Skelly and Loy, Inc., will be conducting an environmental survey to assess the bat population in the area near the I-270 Watkins Mill Road Interchange Project this month in Gaithersburg. The survey will take place from Wednesday August 12 through Friday, August 21 from noon to 3 […]

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