capital beltway

October 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Lanes Back Open on Capital Beltway After Multiple Accidents Cause Delays, Closures

Lanes on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway are back open after an multiple accidents caused lane closures and delays Friday morning. According to Maryland State Police, officers responded to Connecticut Avenue just before 6 a.m.,  following a report of an oil spill that led to a series of car accidents. When troopers arrived […]

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October 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Oct. 4 in Montgomery County

Happy Thursday! Here are #fivethings to know today, Thursday, Oct. 4, in Montgomery County: 1. A Rock Anniversary: Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Clemente Music Rocks with a benefit concert at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club. The fun begins at 7:30. Ticket at 2. Public Safety Committee […]

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September 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan: ‘We’re Not Going to Take Your Houses’

A protester asked Gov. Larry Hogan at a Labor Day parade Monday about the loss of homes from the widening of I-270 and the Capital Beltway. In a video, seen here, you can hear Hogan say it won’t happen. We asked Hogan about it as well as he finished a speech at the Hispanic Business Conference […]

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August 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

State Police Investigating Three Car Crash on I-495

A Gaithersburg woman is among the injured in a three-car crash on the Capital Beltway on Sunday, a Maryland State Police statement said. Fatemeh Beshkari, 46, of Gaithersburg was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, police said. The crash occurred before 6 a.m. Sunday on the outer loop of I-495 at the Clara Barton Parkway.  According […]

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July 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Repaving Work Planned for Capital Beltway Starting Tonight

The State Highway Administration is planning to repave the driving surface of the outer loop of the Capital Beltway bridge over Connecticut Avenue (Md. 185) tonight — work that resembles what was done on the outer loop over Kensington Parkway a few weeks ago. Major delays are expected, SHA says. To expedite this project, which […]

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July 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Road Projects Could Tie Up Traffic

Motorists should be on the lookout this weekend for major construction projects in Montgomery County. A resurfacing project on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway (I-495) between Seminary Road and I-270 could mean single-lane and shoulder closures Sunday beginning at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission will be replacing a […]

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June 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Maryland, Interior Department Step Closer to Transferring Highway to State Control

Maryland and the U.S. Department of the Interior signed a general agreement to evaluate transferring the portion of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway from federal to state control, Gov. Larry Hogan’s office reported Monday. The office called the agreement a “significant step” in the $9 billion Traffic Relief Plan that Hogan unveiled in September. Hogan and Interior […]

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June 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Public Workshops Scheduled for I-270, Capital Beltway Traffic Relief

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will hold its second round of public workshops in July for the “I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study,” which considers improvements along two of the state’s most congested highways, the Capital Beltway and I-270. The study is part of MDOT SHA’s statewide Traffic Relief Plan to reduce […]

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June 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Triple Lane Closures Planned for the Beltway Bridge over Kensington Parkway Friday Night

Major Delays Expected with Triple Lane Closures Friday Night Through Saturday Afternoon The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration plan to resurface the bridge deck of the outer loop of the capital beltway over Kensington Parkway starting Friday, June 15 at 9 p.m. The Kensington Parkway bridge is located just east of Connecticut Avenue. The resurfacing […]

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April 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Hogan Calls for New Procurement on Highway Contract

Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday asked Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn for a new procurement for a consulting contract to guide $9 billion in highway spending. The $68.5 million contract became the source of questions by the Board of Public Works. The Daily Record in Baltimore reported that Rahn had failed to disclose ownership and sale […]

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