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 — […]

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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 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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December 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

MCDOT Wins State Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Projects

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded local jurisdictions and non-profits with more than $20 million in grant money to support improvements for 43 bicycle and pedestrian safety projects across the state including here in Montgomery County. Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has received a grant of $269,834 to install four bikeshare stations along […]

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November 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s How MDOT is Preparing for Winter Weather (VIDEO)

As the winter season approaches, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration officials said they are ready to combat winter storms. “We have an expert team that thinks about snow year round, working to continually improve our strategies for managing snow and ice,” said Gregory Slator, administrator for the State Highway Administration. Together with the […]

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November 1, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

More Capital Bikeshare Stations in Montgomery County Thanks to Grant  

Residents can expect to see more Capital Bikeshares in Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) was awarded a $240,588 grant from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), according to a news release. The money will help establish a four-station satellite Capital Bikeshare network in White Flint and a station in Twinbrook. Plans […]

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February 10, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Leggett Wants Watkins Mill Road Interchange Project to Move Forward (VIDEO)

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) decided to indefinitely delay further construction of the I-270/Watkins Mill Road Interchange and County officials voiced their concerns. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett advocates for continued work on the project. Related:

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June 8, 2015 | Krista Brick

County Pedestrian Safety Campaign Wins National Award

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation won a 2015 Achievement Award for its program titled “YOLO (You Only Live Once) High School Pedestrian Safety Education Program” in the category of Civic Education and Public Information. The National Association of Counties (NACo) award honors innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents. “I’m very […]

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