i-270

October 21, 2019 | Staff Writer

State Holding Workshops on Reducing I-270 Congestion

Commuters and other motorists will get a chance to voice its opinions at a series of workshops focused on reducing congestion on Interstate 270 between I-370 in Gaithersburg and I-70 in Frederick. Multiple studies over the last decade have shown that the National Capital Region is one of the most congested in the nation, and […]

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August 6, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Expect Full Traffic Stops on I-270 Wednesday Night

Beginning at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, the State Highway Administration will assist Verizon with short-term total stoppages on both directions of I-270 near MD 109 (Old Hundred Road) in northern Montgomery County. The stoppages are necessary for the company to string overhead wires as a result of recent storm damage. The brief total closures will be […]

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July 26, 2019 | Staff Writer

Truck Truffles Commuters on I-270

Gimme a break. A tractor trailer loaded with candy overturned Friday morning on southbound I-270 in Germantown, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said. Although the cargo was chocolate bars, it wasn’t a sweet commute as the highway was blocked for hours after the 1 a.m. wreck. Piringer said the incident occurred at […]

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July 22, 2019 | Ben Palmer

UPDATE: I-270 Reopens in Both Directions Near Clarksburg Weigh Station

Update: The northbound and southbound sections of I-270 have reopened. Both the northbound and southbound sections of I-270 are completely blocked off due to fallen wires near the weigh station in Clarksburg, according to Fire & Rescue Services spokesman Pete Piringer. The wires are down between Exit 18 in Clarksburg and Exit 22 in Hyattstown. […]

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July 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 8 in Montgomery County

Happy Monday! It’s July 8 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. FIFA Women’s World Cup final: The United States Women’s National Team team beat the Netherlands, 2-0, in Sunday’s final. Washington Spirit’s Rose Lavelle scored in the 69th minute to make the score 2-0 and she was awarded the Bronze […]

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July 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

Overnight Paving on I-270 Starts July 7

Beginning Sunday night, the State Highway Administration will close the two right express lanes and the two local lanes on northbound I-270 between I-495 (Capital Beltway) and MD 28 (West Montgomery Avenue) to complete a paving project. The work is expected to be complete by July 17. The closures will take place Sunday nights through […]

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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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April 19, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Some Bridges in Maryland Don’t Feel Supported

Are Maryland Bridges Falling Down? The Montgomery County bridges on Bel Pre Road over Bel Pre Creek and Gude Drive West over I-270 were cited in a recent report as among the most traveled, structurally deficient bridges in Maryland. The report, called the 2019 Bridge Report, is issued by the American Road and Transportation Builders […]

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April 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Maryland Unveils Options for Widening I-270, Capital Beltway

For somewhere around $10 billion, the state could help commuters shave 30 percent off the time of their I-270 or Capital Beltway commutes, according to information released this week by the Maryland Department of Transportation. About 34 homeowners and four businesses would have to relocate, according to the information contained in a 16-page document. Revealed […]

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April 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Man Killed Trying to Cross I-270

Maryland State Police have identified the man who died Monday trying to walk across I-270. Tyrone Alonzo Jones, 36, was hit by a dump truck about 12:15 p.m. as he was crossing the highway, just north of Germantown Road, Maryland State Police said. Police said they received a call that a man appeared to be […]

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