Business, Sci-Tech, Traffic

Maryland State Highway Administration joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

BALTIMORE, MD—Marylanders now have another way to navigate traffic incidents and congestion thanks to a new partnership between the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and the Waze mobile app. Under their new partnership with Waze’s Connected Citizens Program (CCP), MDOT SHA can now more effectively share road closure incidents immediately with users. “Sharing information in real …


Traffic, Weather

State Highway Administration monitoring winter weather threat for Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is closely monitoring Wednesday’s winter weather threat. The forecast calls for cold temperatures and precipitation throughout most of Maryland later on Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Wednesday morning. MDOT SHA winter storm managers are tracking the storm and will deploy …


Gov. Hogan announces cabinet, judicial appointments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced a cabinet appointment and three judicial appointments. The governor appointed Gregory Slater as secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation. Slater currently serves as Administrator of the State Highway Administration, a role in which he spearheaded the Traffic Relief Plan—the largest P3 project in the world—and led the negotiations for the Beltway Accord …

New traffic light to be activated in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—After more than one year of planning and discussion, a new traffic signal will soon go live in Perry Hall. On Monday, December 9, the Maryland State Highway Administration Elwood activate a new traffic light at the intersection of Belair Road and Klausmier Road. The intersection has been called one of the most dangerous in Perry Hall. The …

Governor Hogan proclaims inaugural Maryland Winter Safety Week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS), the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the Maryland State Police (MSP), and local and state emergency management coordinators to encourage all Marylanders to learn more about winter safety and …

New traffic light to be activated in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—On Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will activate a new traffic signal at the intersection of Route 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) and Campbell Boulevard in Middle River (21220). The new signal will replace the existing flashing yellow beacon. MDOT SHA has placed portable message signs alerting motorists …

Crash reported in Essex

ESSEX, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Tuesday morning crash in Essex. The crash was reported at just after 9 a.m. along Route 702 at Eastern Boulevard. The Maryland State Highway Administration reports that the right off-ramp along southbound Route 702 at Eastern Boulevard has been shut down. Motorists should expect delays in the area

First responders, highway workers recognize National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

BALTIMORE, MD—In support of Governor Larry Hogan declaring November 10—16 as Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), MDTA Police, and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) are joining with partners statewide to recognize this national observance. “Every one of us plays a part when it comes to managing traffic incidents,” said MDTA …