State Highway Administration

October 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Traffic Shift Planned for Georgia Avenue, Randolph Road

Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, the State Highway Administration will temporarily close travel lanes at the Md. 97 (Georgia Avenue)/ Randolph Road intersection in Silver Spring. The lane closures are necessary to continue the interchange project there. All travel lanes will open by 7 p.m. Saturday. In case of inclement weather, the work […]

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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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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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January 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Wintry Mix Expected Saturday, MCPS Activities Resume After Noon

UPDATED 1.14.17 10 a.m. The city of Gaithersburg facilities are opening at noon. Update 1/14: All City facilities will be opening at noon. Classes/programs/activities starting before noon at all sites are cancelled. — City of Gaithersburg (@GburgMD) January 14, 2017 Pavement conditions are wet and, in some spots, slick. Drivers should use caution as conditions […]

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January 6, 2017 | Sonya Burke

SHA Crews are Preparing for Coastal Storm

State Highway Administration crews are preparing for a coastal winter storm that is expected to impact southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore this weekend. According to an SHA news release, crews are pre-treating roads before the snow arrives. “The coastal storm is forecasted to impact areas south and east in our State, but we are […]

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January 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

State HIghway Administration Crews Pretreat Roads for Snow (VIDEO)

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is pretreating roads and interstates in advance of Maryland’s first accumulating snowfall of the season. The SHA crews are spraying salt brine on roads to prevent snow or ice from bonding to the pavement. “The storm is expected to impact Friday morning’s rush hour, which presents […]

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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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December 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan: ‘Road Conditions … Still Extremely Dangerous’

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has released a statement following multiple traffic fatalities and dangerous weather conditions on Saturday morning across the state: “I strongly urge all Marylanders to use common sense and put their safety first by heeding all travel warnings from state and local authorities. Road conditions in many areas of the state are […]

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