capital beltway

June 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 16 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Tuesday, June 16. 1. County council meeting: The county council will meet today. On the agenda: a COVID-19 update from County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and a vote to approve the declaration of racism as a public health crisis. 2. Microenterprise Stabilization Program: Applications […]

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June 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Nightly Lane Closures on Outer Loop Will Continue Through Friday

Drivers can expect nightly lane closures on the Capital Beltway Outer Loop between MD 190 (River Road) and Clara Barton Parkway, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) said in a statement.  Maintenance began Sunday on the Persimmon Tree Road bridge over the beltway. It will continue each night between 9 p.m. […]

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May 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Significant Number of Speeding Citations Given Around Capital Beltway

Rockville Barrack troopers with the Maryland State Police (MSP) issued 155 speeding citations around the Capital Beltway to vehicles going above 80 mph between April 26 and May 1, according to a statement from MSP on Monday.  This volume of speeding citations is above average and significant, said MSP Spokesperson Greg Shipley. 115 citations were […]

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April 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Police Patrolling More on Capital Beltway

Maryland State Police (MSP) increased patrolling on the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County after receiving complaints about speeding and aggressive driving, and after two tractor trailer crashes occurred on April 23 and 24.  Troopers have been increasing their presence for weeks, particularly on the Capital Beltway, according to a statement from MSP. Troopers from the […]

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January 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Three Lanes of Capital Beltway Will Temporarily Close Thursday Night

Emergency guardrail repairs expected to be complete by early Friday The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) announced that three lanes on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway (I-495) between River Road (MD 190) and I-270 will close Thursday, Jan. 16 so repairs may be made to the guardrail. Highway crews will close one lane […]

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January 3, 2020 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot, Hogan Agree on Highway-Widening Plan

A massive highway widening project, designed to relieve congestion on the Capital Beltway and I-270, had stalled in Annapolis, but will now go forward after Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot agreed to limit the scope of the first phase. On Friday, Hogan sent out a brief tweet saying he and Franchot had reached […]

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December 2, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Delegados Buscan Posponer Proyecto de Ampliación de I-495 y I-270

Sesenta y nueve miembros de la Cámara de Delegados han pedido a la Junta de Obras Públicas que posponga la acción sobre el proyecto de ampliación I-495 / I-270. El proyecto está programado para una votación preliminar durante la reunión de la Junta, el miércoles. La Junta de Obras Públicas es un cuerpo de tres […]

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November 26, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Driver in Stable Condition After Road Debris Impales Her

Metal debris crashed through a minivan’s windshield and impaled the woman driving on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway, a fire and rescue spokesman said. About a dozen rescuers needed 15 minutes to carefully remove the woman from the car and she was taken to a local trauma center, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for […]

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June 4, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Takes Aim at Local Officials Who Oppose Road Widening Plan

Gov. Larry Hogan took a shot Tuesday at Montgomery County officials who held a news conference Monday opposing the governor’s road widening project for I-270 and the Capital Beltway. The officials wanted more money to go toward public transit to relieve congestion on the snarled highways, and held a press conference Monday in advance of […]

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June 3, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Officials Fault Hogan Road Plan Ahead of Key Meeting

Officials from Montgomery, Prince George’s and Frederick counties met in Silver Spring on Monday morning to assail Gov. Hogan’s plan to widen I-270 and the Capital Beltway. Their press conference was scheduled in advance of a Board of Public Works meeting in Annapolis where the three-member body is to take the first steps in making […]

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