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June 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

I-270 Will Be County’s Top Interstate Transportation Project

Council President Roger Berliner said I-270 would be Montgomery County’s No. 1 interstate transportation project, meaning it leads the list of priorities for the county in correspondence with the state. A draft letter to the state Department of Transportation listing county priorities will be decided Tuesday. The county is asking the state to consider two […]

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May 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Troopers Make More Than 7,800 Traffic Stops on Memorial Day Weekend

Maryland troopers made more than 7,800 traffic stops on state roads over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. According to a Maryland State Police Department Facebook post, the stops resulted in the arrest of 111 impaired drivers. Police said their holiday traffic enforcement took place between May 26 and May 30. During that time period, troopers […]

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April 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces $100 Million Project to Reduce Traffic Congestion on I-270 (VIDEO)

At a news conference in Potomac today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a $100 million project to reduce traffic congestion on I-270. According to the governor, I-270 is the most congested traffic corridor in the state of Maryland. His plan includes restructuring existing pavement for additional lanes, automated smart traffic flow management and messaging signs […]

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April 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Construction Begins on Median at Clarksburg Road and I-270 Next Week

Construction is beginning on the median of Clarksburg Road at I-270 on April 17. According to a public notice by the Pleasants Construction Company, one of the two thru lanes on southbound Clarksburg Road in the vicinity of the bridge over I-270 will be closed until the construction in the median is finished. The work […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

This week’s County Report This Week show begins with an update on the police body-worn cameras program. Other reports include a pool renaming ceremony for a fallen police officer, a cemetery cleanup in Tobytown, public safety awards, a Days of Remembrance ceremony, and much more. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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March 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Local Leaders Demand Answers from SHA about Status of Improvements at River Road and Braeburn Parkway (VIDEO)

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Council President Roger Berliner and the state lawmakers for District 18 have written the State Highway Administration asking for an update to improvements to a section of River Road, which was the site of a horrific Feb. 27, 2016, crash. Three members of the Buarque de Macedo family died trying […]

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March 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Traffic Light Pole Down at Clopper Road in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

A traffic light pole was knocked down on Tuesday morning in Gaithersburg near the Quince Orchard Plaza. It happened at Clopper Road and Firstfield Road. According to Montgomery County police spokesperson Lucille Baur, a stretch of Clopper Road between Quince Orchard Road and Firstfield Road may be closed all day while repairs are underway. Traffic […]

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March 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Declares State of Emergency in Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order tonight declaring a state of emergency in Maryland in response to the winter storm which could bring significant amounts of snow to areas across the state. “Our state is taking every precaution and coordinating all available resources to respond to this winter storm,” said Hogan. “We […]

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March 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Counting Down to the Election of 2018: Ferleman is First Candidate to File in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election may be over a year away but several candidates are already off and running in Montgomery County. On Feb. 28, Germantown resident Tom Ferleman, a Republican, became the first candidate to file his paperwork for the election of 2018 in Montgomery County. Ferleman was at the Board of Elections offices […]

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February 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Traffic Study Shows County Moving Slower

Motorists coursing through Montgomery County traveled 4 mph slower in 2015 than in 2011, according to a new study from the county Planning Board. And if anyone had trouble guessing, most of the speed reductions are in down county areas and along the I-270 corridor, the mobility assessment report says. County planners drafted the report, […]

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