Traffic

Overnight lane closures expected along northeast corner of I-695 this week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Motorists using I-695 can expect some lane closures and delays around the Nottingham area this week. The Maryland State Highway Administration says that motorists can expect single lane closures along both the inner and outer loops from the York Road exit to the Belair Road exit while crews evaluate existing conditions. Single land and shoulder closures will take place …


Around Maryland, Traffic, Weather

Governor Hogan announces activation of emergency response operations for winter storm, urges caution for holiday travel

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the state has activated emergency response operations ahead of the winter storm that is set to enter the region beginning overnight. With the storm expected to create hazardous conditions, state officials are urging Marylanders to closely monitor the forecast and adjust holiday travel plans as necessary, building in extra time in case …


State Highway Administration crews applying salt brine, preparing for statewide winter storm

BALTIMORE, MD—Winter weather is on the way and state officials are preparing Maryland’s roadways. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Baltimore area from late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration crews are performing an anti-icing operations, which involves the use of salt brine and water in preparation for the potential winter …

Lanes, traffic to shift on westbound Route 40 in Joppa

JOPPA, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will implement a one-week traffic shift with lane closures on westbound US 40 in Joppa this week. The shift will occur along westbound Pulaski Highway at the intersection of Joppa Farm Road in Harford County beginning Friday, December 2, for concrete pavement work. Weather permitting, the work should be complete by …

Pilot, passenger rescued following Montgomery County plane crash

GAITHERSBURG, MD—The pilot and passenger of a single engine plane that crashed into a power line tower in Montgomery County on Sunday evening have been rescued and transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. The pilot has been identified as Patrick Merkle, 66, of Washington, D.C. He was operating a Mooney Mike 20P single engine plane. One passenger on …

MARYLAND PLANE CRASH: Pilot, passenger awaiting rescue in Montgomery County

UPDATE: The pilot and passenger have been rescued. Original story below… —— GAITHERSBURG, MD—Maryland State Police are on the scene of a single-engine plane crash in Montgomery County where rescue efforts are underway. The plane involved is a Mooney Mike 20P single engine plane. Both the pilot and the passenger are reportedly unharmed inside the aircraft and awaiting rescue. At …

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 …

Councilman Marks: Pulaski Highway project expected to be finished in 2023

JOPPA, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday provided the following update on improvements to Pulaski Highway at the Baltimore County / Harford County line. The following email was sent from the Maryland State Highway Administration District Engineer: Dear Councilman Marks: Thank you for your email on behalf of your constituent regarding the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s …