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January 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: SHA Completes Repairs to Md. 355 Bridge over Monocacy

The Md. 355 bridge over the Monocacy River, just south of Frederick, will reopen by 8 p.m. Thursday, the Maryland State Highway Administration said. A truck struck the bridge on Dec. 7, causing significant damage that closed the bridge and forced a detour. After the crash, the SHA estimated repairs would take 60 days. Crews […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

State Begins $100 Million I-270 Project to Relieve Congestion

Maryland is starting work on I-270, based on the $100 million innovative congestion relief project for the highway, restriping the southbound I-270 spur onto the Capital Beltway. This work will eliminate the existing left lane drop where I-270 meets I-495, according to a news release from the Maryland Department of Transportation. The project should be […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

State Highway Administration to Spend $2.8 Million to Clean, Paint Montgomery Bridges

Next week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin cleaning and painting eight bridges in Montgomery County. Weather and progress permitting, the $2.8 million project should be complete spring 2018. Crews will start the project by cleaning and painting the MD 28 (Norbeck Road) Bridges over Rock Creek in Rockville.  Crews will […]

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April 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

SHA Says River Road Can’t Be Made into School Zone at Whitman High (VIDEO)

The State Highway Administration wrote Montgomery County officials last week that River Road near Walt Whitman High School cannot be made a school zone, which was sought in an effort to decrease speed limits along the road. Several members of a family died in a traffic accident on River Road driving to an event at […]

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March 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road Intersection Closure Planned for Saturday in Glenmont

Commuter taks note: the intersection at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road will be closed temporarily on Saturday while crews from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) reconfigure traffic lanes. The work is part of the project to convert the intersection into an interchange by lowering Randolph Road 25 feet so it may pass […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

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SHA Road Work in Montgomery County Suspended for Inauguration Events

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is suspending non-emergency lane closures from today through Jan. 21 in anticipation of heavy traffic volumes associated with the Presidential Inauguration and other associated events. According to a news release, the SHA is deploying additional emergency response technicians to help clear disabled vehicles and crashes on major routes in […]

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December 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 21, in Montgomery County

Today is the first day of winter. Here are five more things to know today, Dec. 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Gift of Life: The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in honor of fallen police officer Noah Leotta today at Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg. 2. Street Beat:  The State Highway Administration is […]

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December 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

SHA Finishes Up Resurfacing Project on Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is finishing up the $2.75 million safety and resurfacing project along a 2.3 mile stretch of Quince Orchard Road between Orchard Ridge Drive and Frederick Road in the city of Gaithersburg this month. Over the last two weeks, drivers may have noted that temporary tape used for lane markings […]

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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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October 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Street Beat: In Gaithersburg, State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are resurfacing Quince Orchard Road between Orchard Ridge Road and MD 355, from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. today – Thursday, weather permitting. 2. Flu Shot: Have you got your flu shot? A Montgomery […]

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