Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet is striking central and western Maryland.
State Highway Administration crews are responding to a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet throughout central and western Maryland. "SHA crews have been out since prior to [Wednesday] morning’s rush hour and are responding accordingly based on conditions," SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said in a news release. "We ask motorists to keep their speeds down as lighter traffic can also result in increased travel speeds. Conditions can change rapidly within just a few miles and we ask motorists to exercise extreme caution today." The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for the Baltimore metro and Harford County. The wintry mix is expected to continue throughout the morning, and later change to rain. …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The grants were awarded by the Maryland State Highway Administration, which provided more than $1 million for similar projects statewide.
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- Nayana Davis
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Two Towson area trail improvement projects received funding from the Maryland State Highway Administration through the agency's Recreational Trails Program. The West Towson trail, a quarter-mile path primarly used by walkers located between Allegheny and Chesapeake avenues behind the Towson Family Center Y, will receive $30,000 to repair damage caused by erosion and other small improvements, Councilman David Marks said. Marks and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz applied for the grant in May. The District 5 councilman said the funds would likely be used to distribute additional wood chips on the trail and create signage. Marks said he pursued the grants after residents complained about the state of the trail, although other residents have …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The $1.3 million project stretches from Stevenson Lane to Towsontown Boulevard.
A months long York Road resurfacing project is nearing an end. In an email, County Coucilman David Marks said he consulted with State Highway Administration officials and learned that the renovation effort, which spans from Stevenson Lane to Towsontown Boulevard, should be finished by the end of September, weather permitting. State crews began the project in May and upgrades include new curbs, gutters, traffic detectors and sidewalks. During the renovations, traffic was diverted and lane closures were necessary.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Drivers share road with 115 major construction projects in state, officials said.
With several major road construction projects under way or about to start, state officials held a press conference on a ramp of the I-695 Baltimore beltway to update the public and urge caution when driving through work zones. "Work zones can be inherently dangerous for both workers and drivers," said SHA administrator Melinda Peters. "We need to make sure that drivers are focused on being safe as they encounter our work zones." Nationally, more than 700 people are killed in work zones annually, according to SHA. About 80 percent of those killed in work zones are drivers, not workers, officials said. In Maryland, there are on average almost 2,000 work-zone crashes every year, resulting in almost 1,000 injuries and an average of nine deaths…