Councilman Marks: Kingsville land swap done, County Council approves acquisition of 36 acres of land

KINGSVILLE, MD—After nine years, the Kingsville land swap is complete, Councilman David Marks has announced. At its meeting on Monday, December 18, the Baltimore County Council approved the acquisition of 36 acres of land along Raphel Road in the Kingsville area from the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), along with a $2.75 million contribution from the state. In return, the county […]

Governor Hogan announces funding to advance $100 million I-81 project critical for western Maryland, regional supply chain

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced $100 million in state funding through the Maryland’s Final FY 2023-2028 Consolidated Transportation Program to advance the I-81 Phase 2 project in Washington County into construction. The I-81 Phase 2 project has long been a top priority for Western Maryland and will support economic and job growth, improve safety, ease congestion, and reinforce […]

MVA cuts ribbon on Essex branch expansion

ESSEX, MD—Residents in Essex and surrounding communities will notice something a little different next time they head to their local Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration branch – more space. The newest 3,300 square-foot addition to the Essex branch adds seven service stations with the ability to increase capacity by an additional 700 weekly appointments to meet growing demand. […]

Gov. Hogan announces $9.6 million in federal funds for bridge replacement projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced the awarding of $9.6 million through a new funding category in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to rehabilitate or replace fair to poorly rated county-maintained bridges around the state. These limited federal funds require no local government dollars. “Our administration has delivered on promises to all Maryland counties to restore highway […]

Governor Hogan declares Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland as part of effort to protect first responders

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared November 14-18 as Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland, issuing a proclamation in support of a national effort to raise awareness of the critical role motorists play in keeping first responders safe as they perform their duties on our highways. “The men and women who respond to thousands of crashes and disabled vehicles each […]

Governor Hogan announces $35.7 million to advance 53 bicycle, pedestrian projects across Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced $35.7 million in grants for 53 bicycle, pedestrian, and trail projects across Maryland. Supporting projects from trail extensions and maintenance to safety improvements and bridge reconstructions, the Fiscal Year 2023 grants include $33.1 million in federal funding for 32 projects through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP), plus another […]

Eastbound Bay Bridge deck replacement contract approved, off-peak work to begin in 2023

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority Board on Thursday approved a $140 million construction services contract for the Eastbound Bay Bridge Deck Replacement project, which is expected to begin major construction in fall 2023 with anticipated completion in winter 2025/2026. The MDTA has designed the project, often referred to as a re-decking, to ensure minimal traffic impacts for residents and motorists. […]

Governor Hogan dedicates new Potomac River crossing

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week led a historic ceremony to dedicate the new $463 million Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge on US 301. The new span will fully open to traffic by the morning of Thursday, October 13—three months ahead of schedule—and will deliver a wider, safer, and better bridge across the Potomac River between […]