I-495

December 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

One Injured in Rollover Collision on Beltway

A person was injured in a rollover collision on the beltway (I-495) between Rockville Pike and Connecticut Avenue. Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that one person was extricated from a vehicle. The person was then evaluated for trauma, according to Piringer. The extent of the person’s injuries are […]

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November 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Navy ‘Will Not Cede Any Property’ in Bethesda to MDOT for 495 Widening

The U.S. Department of Navy’s Naval Support Activity in Bethesda has informed the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration that it “will not cede any property” toward the planned widening of Route 495. To do so, the Navy stated in a letter to MDOT, would “compromise Antiterrorism/Force Protection guidelines and impact the NSA Bethesda […]

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November 6, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

‘Surrender Donald’ Grafiti en Popular Puente sobre la I-495

Desde principios de la década de 1970, el puente del ferrocarril sobre la I-495 en Kensington, Maryland, ha sido el lienzo de los famosos grafitis. Con la impresionante estructura del Templo Mormón asomándose a la distancia, la frase “Rendirse Dorothy” a menudo se ha grabado en el puente, haciendo referencia a la Ciudad Esmeralda del […]

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November 4, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

‘Surrender Donald’ Instead of ‘Surrender Dorothy’ Appears on Popular Graffitied I-495 Bridge

Since the early 1970s, the railroad bridge over I-495 in Kensington, Md. has been the canvas for famous graffiti. With the impressive structure of the Mormon Temple looming in the distance, the phrase “Surrender Dorthy” has often been etched on the bridge, referencing the Emerald City of The Wizard of Oz. However, amid the tension of […]

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October 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Planning Commission Sends Its Concerns on I-270, 495 Road Widening to State

During the Oct. 21 Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission meeting, board members reiterated their “major concerns” with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s Managed Lanes Study for I-495 and I-270. Its final comments, including a long list of what M-NCPPC considers “serious deficiencies,” will be sent to the SHA by Nov. 6, […]

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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 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 29, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Major Road Projects Will ‘Significantly Impact’ Montgomery County Traffic

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration has two road projects planned that will have “significant impacts” on Montgomery County Traffic, according to a press release. These repairs will take place on the inner loop of the I-495 Northwest Branch Bridge between New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard and on a four mile stretch […]

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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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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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