maryland department of transportation

May 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Scales Back Beltway Widening; No Work on 495 East of 270 Spur

Maryland Department of Transportation announced today that plans to widen the Beltway will end at the 270-495 spur and will not continue east through Chevy Chase and Silver Spring. “After several months of continuous collaboration and listening to agency partners, public officials and stakeholders,” the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation […]

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February 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Companies Chosen to Begin Road Design Work on Beltway, I-270

State transportation officials chose two Australian companies to lead work designed to ease congestion along the Beltway and I-270 by adding toll lanes as its partner for predevelopment work. Accelerate Maryland Partners, which includes Transurban and investment bank Macquarie, will be responsible for overseeing predevelopment work if the Maryland Transportation Authority and the Maryland Board […]

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February 5, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

Jones Bridge Traffic Calming in Montgomery County, Maryland

Maryland Department of Transportation to Discuss Chevy Chase Road Project

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced they will be holding a virtual informational meeting on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.  MDOT will be discussing their anticipated project to improve the roads at the intersection of MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue) at Jones Bridge Road and Kensington Parkway in Chevy Chase. *New*@MDSHA will hold a virtual […]

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January 20, 2021 | Staff Writer

Glenmont MVA Office Moves to Larger Kemp Mill Location

Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) announced that it has relocated its Silver Spring branch office in Glenmont to a larger office space in the Kemp Mill area. MDOT MVA cut the ribbon for the new Kemp Mill office, located at 1327 Lamberton Drive in Silver Spring, on Tuesday. The new office space […]

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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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February 10, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Reunión Comunitaria Abordó el Tema de Seguridad Peatonal

Alrededor de 200 personas llenaron el auditorio de Wheaton High School, el domingo por la tarde, para ofrecer sus opiniones y sugerencias sobre las mejores opciones para reducir los accidentes de peatones y bicicletas en el condado de Montgomery. Los miembros del Concejo del condado, junto con los funcionarios del Departamento de Transporte de Maryland, […]

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February 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Pedestrian, Bicycle, Traffic Safety Town Hall Addresses Community Concerns

About 200 people filled Wheaton High School auditorium Sunday afternoon to offer suggestions on the best ways to reduce pedestrian and bicycle accidents in Montgomery County. County council members, along with officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation, held a pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety town hall as part of the county’s goal to eliminate […]

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December 17, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Emergency Rally on I-270/I-495 Widening Project Draws Full House

It was a packed house during an emergency rally at the Silver Spring Civic Building on Monday evening regarding the Maryland Department of Transportation’s proposed amendments to the I-270/ I-495 widening project. Local elected officials and residents discussed their concerns about the $11 billion project, and are demanding a seat at the table when it […]

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June 5, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Real ID Deadline in Maryland Extended

A select group of 43,000 Maryland REAL ID license holders have until July 3 to update their required paperwork. This paperwork ensures that license are REAL ID compliant. If drivers fail to do so, they are subject to recall action. This means if Maryland Police pull you over, they will confiscate your license.   These residents are […]

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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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