Crime, Emergency Response, Entertainment

Police: Increased impaired driving enforcement planned through Halloween

Do your Halloween plans include alcohol? The Maryland State Police is reminding drivers that troopers will be working additional impaired driving patrols beginning Friday night and continuing through Halloween. Barracks across Maryland are using impaired driving grant funding from the MDOT/MVA Maryland Highway Safety Office to put additional troopers on the road. These troopers will be saturating areas known to have …


Government, Traffic

Hogan Administration announces $12 million in highway safety grants

As part of ongoing efforts to prevent traffic crashes and save lives on Maryland roads, Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that $12 million in federal highway safety funds will be granted to approximately 90 agencies and organizations across the state with the goal of reducing crashes and related injuries and deaths. “The safety of our citizens and visitors is a responsibility …


Emergency Management, MDOT prepare for Hurricane Florence

Baltimore County Emergency Management officials are preparing for Hurricane Florence to bring heavy rains and serious inland and/or coastal flooding to the Baltimore area. The potential for flooding and for trees to topple and bring down power lines is greater because the ground is already saturated from months of above-average rainfall. Residents should prepare now to get along for seven days without power, …

MDOT SHA to improve roads in Rosedale, Essex

Next week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin two highway maintenance projects in eastern Baltimore County that they say will improve ride quality for many motorists. Both projects, together costing approximately $1 million, will be complete mid-fall. In Rosedale, MDOT SHA will patch nearly one-mile of MD 7 (Philadelphia Road) between Hospital Drive and King …

Hogan Administration announces start of a major bridge rehabilitation project along Route 40

The Hogan Administration announced on Wednesday the start of a major rehabilitation project on the four bridges carrying eastbound and westbound US 40 (Pulaski Highway) over the Big Gunpowder Falls and Little Gunpowder Falls in eastern Baltimore County. The $26.4 million project is part of the Governor Larry Hogan’s pledge to address the 69 structurally deficient bridges on the state’s …

I-695 inner loop to be shut down near Carney overnight

Maryland State Police are working with Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) officials to inform motorists of a significant road closure on I-695 that will begin on Saturday night. Beginning at 10:00 p.m., the recovery efforts of a disabled tractor trailer carrying large equipment will close a portion of I-695 until 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, …