MDOT

October 20, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

State Highway Administration Resumes US Route 29 Facelift

If it was a TV show, they might call it “Extreme Makeover: Route 29 Edition.”  The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) began a roughly 3.6 mile repaving project along US Route 29 on Monday. The project, which runs from St. Andrews Way to Stewart Lane in Montgomery County, began earlier this […]

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October 2, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

MCDOT Celebrates ‘Walktober’, Promoting Pedestrian Health, Safety

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has partnered with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to host “Walktober,” an event series that strolls on throughout October to help promote the State’s official exercise: walking. According to a press release, the event series coincides with the “celebration of the sixth annual […]

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September 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Demands MDOT Stay Committed To Building Purple Line

Montgomery County Councilmembers adamantly told representatives from the Maryland Department of Transportation that the Purple Line must be completed for the economic health of the area and so the county can meet its climate control goals. MDOT administrator Matt Pollack, Purple Line project director, replied, “We will take this project forward.” However, said Kevin Quinn, […]

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August 14, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Public Hearings Planned For Toll Management Lanes On 495 and 270

Two in-person and four virtual public hearings concerning the widening and managed lanes plans on I-495 and I-270 will be held over the new few weeks. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the State Highway Administration (SHA) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will jointly host the public […]

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July 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

City of Rockville Asks MDOT To ‘Pause’ Widening of I-270, I-495

The City of Rockville wrote to the Maryland Department of Transportation June 30, requesting that it “put a pause” to the widening of interstates 270 and 495 in light of the global pandemic. “It is not responsible to continue spending taxpayers’ money on preliminary design, environmental studies, and hiring a developer while the country is […]

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June 26, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Montgomery County Officials Urge Leaders to Resolve Purple Line Disputes

County Council President Sidney Katz and Council Vice President Tom Hucker urged Maryland officials to resolve ongoing conflicts with purple line contractors in a statement released Thursday.  The announcement comes as Purple Line Transit Partners, the company tasked with constructing the more than $2 billion light-rail project, announced that it would lay off at least […]

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June 5, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Several MARC Train, Commuter Bus Lines to Reopen June 8

The Maryland Transit Administration will restart operations for several MARC train and Commuter Bus lines beginning June 8, the department announced Thursday. Beginning Monday, Commuter Bus will begin operating on the “S” schedule, with the exception of Route 201, which will continue operating only odd numbered trips. MARC Train will return to regular “R” schedules, […]

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June 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gaithersburg, White Oak MVA Branches to Open; No Road Test for Non-Commercial Drivers

The Gaithersburg and White Oak Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) branches will begin partially reopening on Monday, June 8, according to a Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) MVA statement.  On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Stage 2 of Maryland’s reopening will start Friday at 5 p.m., and starting June 8 some MVA offices can begin […]

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January 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

With Deadline Nearing, MDOT Creates More REAL ID Appointments

The clock is ticking for people who have not yet gotten their REAL ID. With the October 1, 2020 deadline looming, MDOT MVA has created 1,200 additional weekly appointments to help ease the inevitable rush. Officials say the new Walnut Hill location will give Montgomery County residents additional appointment opportunities each week to help meet […]

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January 6, 2020 | Staff Writer

New Traffic, Pedestrian Signal Goes Live Thursday on Georgia Avenue

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will activate a new traffic and pedestrian signal at the intersection of May Street/Rippling Brook Drive on MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) in Silver Spring. Since Monday, the signal has been under a three-day mandatory flash mode to help familiarize drivers with the signal system. It goes live […]

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