State Highway Administration prepares to help summer travelers safely reach the beach

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is preparing for thousands of travelers to head to the Eastern Shore over the summer. SHA has finished improving the roads to make travel better. They say they have enhanced patrols on the Eastern Shore starting in May and will continue through early October. The extra patrols are to help disabled […]

Three fatal motorcycle crashes reported in Maryland over weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police responded to three separate fatal motorcycle crashes in the state over the weekend. The crashes resulted in the deaths of motorcyclists from Alexandria, Virginia; Grasonville, Maryland; and California, Maryland, according to authorities. The first crash happened in a median on northbound Interstate 97 near Crownsville in Anne Arundel County on Sunday at about 5:30 p.m. Troopers […]

MDTA releases Labor Day weekend travel forecast

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority has released its 2023 Labor Day weekend travel forecast. The MDTA encourages motorists to plan ahead and pack their patience if traveling during peak hours this Labor Day holiday. Roadways will be full of travelers trying to reach and return from their holiday destinations. This is especially true for those driving within the US 50 […]

2023 Memorial Day weekend Chesapeake Bay Bridge travel forecast

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority has issued its 2023 Memorial Day weekend travel forecast, and officials say traveling off-peak will assist in reducing anticipated travel delays crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Drivers may also find time savings using the I-95 northern route via the Tydings Bridge when traveling from shore to shore. Memorial Day Week and Weekend Travel Higher volumes […]

Maryland State Police to increase patrols, DUI enforcement efforts for Cinco de Mayo

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police are reminding motorists to drive responsibly ahead of Cinco de Mayo weekend. In anticipation of an increase in impaired drivers this weekend, beginning with Cinco de Mayo on Friday, all 23 barracks across Maryland will ramp up enforcement efforts to combat impaired, distracted and aggressive driving. Troopers at each barrack, along with members of the State […]

Trooper shot during traffic stop in Maryland

VIENNA, MD—An investigation is underway after a trooper was shot while conducting a traffic stop on Monday night in Wicomico County. The trooper, who has not been identified, was taken to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury for medical treatment of injuries sustained in the shooting. He is an 18-and-a-half-year veteran of the Maryland State Police. The suspect is identified as […]

MDOT SHA suspends non-emergency lane closures for Labor Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD – With fuel prices remaining steady, hundreds of thousands of Marylanders will begin saying goodbye to summer by traveling throughout the state for the Labor Day weekend. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is suspending non-emergency lane closures until Tuesday, September 3, to help traffic move smoothly on area roadways during the long weekend. MDOT SHA […]