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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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July 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Truck Driver Dies at Hyattstown Weigh Station

A tractor-trailer driver from Salisbury died Friday morning at the weigh station in Montgomery County when his truck rolled over him, a Maryland State Police statement said. About 11:30 a.m., a trooper with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division placed the victim’s tractor-trailer out of service for brake violations. The trooper’s action took place at the […]

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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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May 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rolling Thunder Motorcyclists Pass Through Montgomery County May 27

Hundreds of Rolling Thunder motorcyclists rode down I-270 south Sunday morning as they traveled to the Pentagon escorted by Montgomery County police officers. Dozens of passerby stood on highway overpasses and cheered and waved American flags to honor the riders below. Hundreds of motorcycles headed to #RollingThunder on I-270 At Montrose Rd. #Rockville @mymcmedia #MemorialDayWeekend2018 […]

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