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June 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Estado Busca Ampliar y Agregar Carriles de Peaje; Elrich Llama al Plan ‘Irresponsable’

La Junta de la Autoridad de Transporte de Maryland aprobó por unanimidad varias medidas que allanan el camino para una asociación público-privada que ampliará y agregará carriles de peaje en la I-495, desde el puente American Legion hasta Old Georgetown Road y en la I-270 hasta la I -370. No se aprobó ningún trabajo de […]

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June 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

State Paves Way for Widening, Adding Toll Lanes; Elrich Calls Plan ‘Irresponsible’

The Maryland Transportation Authority Board Tuesday unanimously approved several measures that pave the way for a public-private partnership that will widen and add toll lanes on I-495 from the American Legion Bridge to Old Georgetown Road and on I-270 from the spur to I-370. No construction work was approved at the early morning meeting. Instead, […]

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May 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Politicians Call for More Changes to Already-Reduced Beltway Widening Plans

While several local and state officials praised the state’s decision to not widen the Beltway at the 270-495 spur through Chevy Chase and Silver Spring, they also called for more changes to the state’s latest proposal to reduce traffic congestion along the Beltway. County Executive Marc Elrich applauded the decision not to widen 495 east […]

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May 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Scales Back Beltway Widening; No Work on 495 East of 270 Spur

Maryland Department of Transportation announced today that plans to widen the Beltway will end at the 270-495 spur and will not continue east through Chevy Chase and Silver Spring. “After several months of continuous collaboration and listening to agency partners, public officials and stakeholders,” the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation […]

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March 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Nace Bebé en la I-495 en Horas de la Mañana del Viernes

Un bebé nació en la I-495 Capital Beltway el viernes por la mañana, dijo el portavoz del Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery (MCFRS), Pete Piringer. Los socorristas transportaron a la madre y al recién nacido y todos estaban bien, dijo Piringer en Twitter. El bebé nació alrededor de las 7 a.m., […]

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March 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Baby Delivered on Beltway Friday Morning

A baby was delivered on the I-495 Capital Beltway Friday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. Responders transported the mother and newborn and everybody was fine, Piringer said on Twitter. The baby was delivered around 7 a.m., before MCFRS arrived, on the outer loop by University Boulevard, between New […]

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March 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Three Taken to Hospital Following Five-Vehicle Crash on I-495 

Three drivers were taken to a hospital Friday morning following a five-vehicle crash on the I-495 Outer Loop in Montgomery County, Maryland State Police (MSP) said. The crash occurred around 9 a.m. between Georgia and Connecticut Avenues. All outer loop lanes were temporarily closed and four vehicles were towed from the scene. All lanes are […]

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February 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Collisions Reported on Capital Beltway

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported “quite a few wrecks” on the Capital Beltway Thursday. The county is under a Winter Weather Advisory; the National Weather Service says to expect mixed precipitation, with snow/sleet accumulating up to one inch and ice accumulating up to 1/10 of an inch. County Emergency Management […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 18, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Aug. 18, and it’s National Fajita Day, so make note of this holiday as you’re deciding what to eat for “Take Out Tuesday.” It’s also the second day of the Democratic National Convention. Be aware, the Montgomery County Council continues its recess through Sept. 11, so they do not meet today. In the […]

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July 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting at Vehicle on Beltway, Police Say

Maryland State Police (MSP) announced Wednesday they arrested and charged a man for shooting at a truck while traveling on the Capital Beltway in Silver Spring. Michael Andre Holmes, 25, of Annapolis is accused of the crime and is charged with first and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment from a car. In a statement Monday […]

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