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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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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Northbound I-270 Reopens

UPDATE: All lanes of Northbound I-270 before MD 109 (Exit 22) have reopened. Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management tweeted that drivers should expect “significant residual delays.” All lanes of NB I-270 prior to MD 109 (Exit 22) have reopened from earlier traffic incident. Expect significant residual delays. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) April […]

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January 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Watkins Mill Interchange Project Will Cause Lane Closures

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is preparing to set structural support beams at the I-270/Watkins Mill Road interchange project in Gaithersburg. The steel beam installation work will begin Sunday, Feb. 3. It is scheduled to be complete by the beginning of March. To perform this phase of the $84 million project, motorists […]

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January 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

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North Bethesda Man Charged with ‘Move Over’ Violation

An I-270 crash Wednesday morning highlights the importance of Maryland’s “Move Over” law, a state police statement said. Shortly before 6:15 a.m. troopers had stopped a suspected impaired driver on northbound Interstate 270 near the Shady Grove Road exit, police said. Another driver struck three state police cruisers, each with its emergency lights on. The […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan’s Bipartisan Appeal to Address Climate Change

Governor Larry Hogan is continuing to ride his “purple surfboard” in a new bipartisan appeal to address climate change. Hogan and Ralph Northam, the democratic governor of Virginia, published a column in The Washington Post earlier this week, calling on state officials “to put aside partisan interest and get to work” on addressing the climate […]

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November 29, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 29 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Nov. 29, and here are five things Montgomery County residents need to know: 1. Planning Meeting: The Planning Board meets today and will work on the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan, among numerous other items. The meeting agenda may be found, here. 2. Listening Tour: County Executive-elect Marc Elrich is holding a meeting with residents at Olney […]

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October 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MDOT Officials on Widening I-270: ‘We’re Not Going to Take Your Home’

During a transportation meeting with Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation staff, and the community, Secretary Rahn told those in attendance that homes will not be taken from residents as the state looks to widen I-270. Rahn’s response comes amid concerns from county-elected officials on behalf of their constituents. Last year, Gov. […]

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October 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

Northwest High School Senior Dies in I-270 Wreck

A 17-year-old senior from Northwest High School died Wednesday afternoon when his car struck a stopped truck on I-270, police and school officials said Thursday morning. Josh Snyder of Boyds was driving a silver Buick Century southbound on the highway when for some reason he veered to the left onto the left shoulder, a Maryland […]

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