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Maryland State Police issue hundreds of distracted driving citations during statewide initiative

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police issued hundreds of citations and warnings related to distracted driving violations as part of a statewide effort on Thursday to combat the issue on Maryland roads. The initiative was conducted in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office and AAA Mid-Atlantic as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It was …


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MDTA to launch new DriveEzMD website for E-ZPass users

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority will soon be launching a new, revamped website for E-ZPass customers. On Thursday, April 29, MDTA will launch DriveEzMD. Designed to “Keep Maryland Moving” and make it easier to travel the state’s toll bridges, tunnels and roads, DriveEzMD will serve E-ZPass and non-E-ZPass customers with a new website, web chat, expanded customer call center, new …


Traffic pattern shift expected along northbound I-95 in April

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Motorists using Interstate 95 should prepare for a traffic pattern shift beginning in April. As part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $1.1 billion program to relieve congestion and improve travel along the I-95 corridor into Harford County, northbound I-95 between MD 152 to MD 24 will be shifting to a new traffic pattern. Anticipated to begin on Friday, …

Wind Advisory issued for northern Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for northern Baltimore County. The advisory will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 26th. Southwest to west winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected with gusts of up to 55 mph possible. Forecasters say gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs …

Dense Fog Advisory issued for Baltimore area

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for the Nottingham area. The advisory is in effect for Baltimore County and Baltimore City until 11 a.m. on Thursday. Visibility of one quarter mile or less is expected overnight due to dense fog. Hazardous driving conditions are expected due to low visibility. Motorists are advised to slow down, …

AAA, NTSB: Fatal wrong-way crashes on the rise

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Fatal wrong-way driving crashes on our nation’s highways are a persistent and devastating threat that is only getting worse. According to the latest data analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average of approximately 500 deaths a year.  That is up 34% …

State Highway Administration to patch portions of Belair Road

PERRY HALL, MD—The Maryland State Highway Administration is beginning a project to improve portions of Belair Road. Councilman David Marks on Thursday announced that SHA will mill and patch deteriorated sections of Route 1 between Honeygo Boulevard and Mount Vista Road. Roadwork will take place between 8 a.m and 4 p.m. on weekdays. SHA’s contractor, Allen Myers-MD, Inc., will use …

Councilman Marks: State Highway Administration to issue safety review for Kingsville area within 30 days

KINGSVILLE, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks has confirmed to NottinghamMD.com that the Maryland State Highway Administration will conduct a safety review of the Belair Road corridor within the next month. Councilman Marks requested the review after four different crashes were reported along this route over the past two weeks. Senators J.B. Jennings and Kathy Klausmeier and Delegates Lauren Arikan and …