I-495

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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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials to Lead Rally Protesting Widening of I-270, I-495

A rally has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, on the amendments to the multibillion-dollar Beltway and I-270 expansion. Both Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz and Vice President Tom Hucker have called for the rally. Also expected to attend the rally is County Executive Marc […]

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December 2, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Delegados Buscan Posponer Proyecto de Ampliación de I-495 y I-270

Sesenta y nueve miembros de la Cámara de Delegados han pedido a la Junta de Obras Públicas que posponga la acción sobre el proyecto de ampliación I-495 / I-270. El proyecto está programado para una votación preliminar durante la reunión de la Junta, el miércoles. La Junta de Obras Públicas es un cuerpo de tres […]

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November 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Nov. 20 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Nov. 20 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Updates on 495 and 270 Managed Lanes Study: At 10 a.m., The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will be briefed about updates to the Interstates 495 and 270 managed lanes study by the Maryland Department of Transportation State […]

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September 23, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Beer Cans — But No Beer — Bottle Up Beltway Traffic

A truck carrying more than 4,000 lbs of beer cans hit a guard rail, causing thousands of empty beer cans to spill across I-495 early Sunday morning, Maryland State Police said. No beer was lost in the accident near the University Boulevard exit in Silver Spring, a spokesman said. Snyder said the cans were being […]

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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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