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September 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Issue 30 Citations at ‘Car Gathering’ in Effort to Stop Street Racing

In a joint operation with the Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD), the Maryland State Police (MSP) Rockville Barrack responded to complaints of a “car gathering” in the MD-124 and I-270 area Tuesday.  The operation is part of an ongoing effort to address street racing and aggressive driving in Montgomery County. According to an MSP statement, police […]

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August 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 25, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Aug. 25, and it’s the second day of the Republican National Convention. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Board of Education Meets Virtually: Montgomery County Board of Education meets virutally at noon. The board will review MCPS’ fall 2020 recovery plan. More information in the tweet below: .@mocoboe will […]

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July 29, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Germantown Woman Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Rockville, MCPD Investigating

A Gaithersburg woman died from injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle collision in Rockville on Tuesday morning. Three other people were injured, according to the Montgomery County Police Department. 74-year-old Amanda Motta of King James Way in Gaithersburg was sitting in the back seat of a vehicle that was struck on West Montgomery Avenue (MD Route […]

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July 17, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Concerned With Beltway Expansion, Activists Request More Time to Review Environmental Report

Some environmental activist groups, including the Maryland Sierra Club and National Parks Conservation Association, have expressed concerns with the beltway expansion environmental impact report released in June. The state is offering a 90-day period for anyone to review the document, released by the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and Federal Highway Administration. Some activists […]

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June 11, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Temporary Road Closures, One Injured in Midnight Collisions on I-495

The outer loop of I-495 was temporarily closed overnight between Georgia and Connecticut Avenues due to multiple collisions involving four tractor-trailers around midnight. At around 2 a.m. Thursday, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue hazmat team and the Maryland Department of the Environment were on the scene of one of the collisions—a sideways trailer on […]

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June 11, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Long Anticipated I-270 Watkins Mill Road Interchange Opens in Gaithersburg

The long anticipated I-270 Watkins Mill Road Interchange in Gaithersburg, opened Wednesday, nearly three years after the project initially broke ground. The interchange, which spans a little over a mile from Md. 124/Montgomery Village Avenue to Great Seneca Creek at Watkins Mill Road, aims to relieve congestion in one of the county’s busiest corridors. On […]

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June 9, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Resurfacing Project on I-270 Between Rockville and Bethesda to Cause Many Closures

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is conducting a summer project that will resurface 4.6 miles of southbound I-270 (Eisenhower Highway) between MD 189 (Falls Road) in Rockville and Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda. As a result, many lanes will experience overnight closures. Drivers are encouraged to plan their commutes in advance.  […]

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April 24, 2020 | Veronica Canales

No Injuries in Tractor Trailer Collision on I-495 Friday Morning

Two trucks collided on the outer loop of the beltway I-495 over I-270 early Friday morning. One of the tractor trailers crashed into a jersey wall and caught on fire. Responders arrived at the scene and no injuries were reported. The trucks involved in the collision did not carry any cargo and hazmats assisted with […]

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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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