Friday, January 25, 2013
Sidewalks have been proposed along parts of Charles Street near the city and county line.
The Maryland State Highway Administration is hosting community input meeting to discuss the possibility of sidewalks along parts of Charles Street. The sidewalks would be located near the city and county line, according to an email from Councilman David Marks, who represents Towson. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday at Church of the Redeemer Auditorium, 5603 North Charles Street. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be pushed back to March 5. "I know this is a priority for community leaders in the Bellona/Gittings area, and have had several discussions with my colleague City Councilman Bill Henry about the need to better connect the neighborhoods that abut the line between Baltimore City and County," Marks wrote in …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Icy conditions could occur at the onset of the morning rush hour.
The Maryland State Highway Administration strongly urges motorists to avoid traveling early Thursday morning, especially before dawn. "Stay off the roads early [Thursday] morning, so that SHA crews have the opportunity to proactively treat roadways before morning rush hour," SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said in a news release. "When you step out and see ice on your doorstep, you can assume that roads will be icy as well. Also remember that conditions can change rapidly within just a few miles, and we ask motorists to remain on guard and exercise extreme caution tonight and tomorrow morning." The SHA warns that those traveling during inclement weather and poor conditions pose a threat to themselves, first responders and other drivers…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Crews have cleared the exit.
The exit ramp leading from Interstate 83 southbound to Interstate 695 westbound remains closed as of 1 p.m. due to an overturned dump truck, state traffic cameras show. The accident was first reported a little after 11 a.m. Monday morning, according to the official MD511Northern Twitter account. UPDATE (1:05 p.m.)—A State Highway Administration spokeswoman confirmed that the single-vehicle accident, indicating that clean up could take any where from one to two hours. Traffic is being redirected to either Inner Loop, or to southbound York Road. The dump truck was carrying tons of asphalt. No word yet on the condition of the driver. UPDATE (1:45 p.m.)—Crews have righted the overturned dump truck. Watch live video here. The exit remains …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Maryland State Highway Administration has shutdown all northbound York Road lanes through Wednesday morning. Drivers are urged to use Interstate 83.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
It took Agnes and Sandy, but it appears the old Cockeysville distillery's days are numbered. The old warehouse at the York Road and Railroad Avenue suffered a significant, partial wall collapse under pressure from Hurricane Sandy's high-speed winds. The same building saw its south wall collapse in 1972 after Hurricane Agnes flooded a nearby river sending heavy logs downstream. People who know the history of the building will point to a faint line 20 feet from the distillery's base indicating how high flood water rose. The Maryland State Highway Administration is now urging drivers to use Interstate 83, as northbound York Road lanes have been shutdown because of debris in the roadway. A building inspector is expected in Cockeysville …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A release calls the new traffic signals a "milestone" in Charles Street work.
Watch for traffic changes this weekend on Charles Street around the Baltimore Beltway as highway crews make a big step forward in work on the Charles Street bridge. The roundabout at Charles and Bellona Avenue will be removed starting Friday at 7 p.m., according to a release from state highway officials. Crews will also activate two new traffic signals, one at the location of the former roundabout and the other on the ramp from the outer loop to Charles Street. Also, on Monday, a new ramp from Charles Street to Interstate 695 West will open, and the stretch of Bellona Avenue that used to serve as an onramp to the beltway will be open to local business traffic only. In case of inclement weather, the work will be moved to the weekend of June…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Traffic patterns are scheduled to change between tonight and Friday morning.
The State Highway Administration is planning to open a new elongated merge lane along westbound Interstate 695 to improve driver safety at the York Road exit. The enhancement will allow drivers to appropriately build speed when coming off the exit, while affording enough time for commuters to decelerate when exiting the highway, according to an administration official. From a release: "Weather permitting, crews will change the traffic pattern Thursday evening, May 3 and the new lane will be open to traffic by 5 a.m. Friday, May 4. Crews will close one lane along the outer loop of the Beltway beginning at 8 p.m. and two lanes beginning at 10 p.m. In case of inclement weather, crews will open the new lane during daytime hours Monday, May…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Here are some projects to look out for this month and beyond.
As the weather heats up, highway contractors are getting ready to start their engines. As Arbutus Patch editor Bruce Goldfarb reported yesterday, state highway officials are gearing up for plenty of work in Towson and elsewhere this summer. Here are some of the things you need to be aware of that could impact your drive. As always, Towson Patch will keep you up-to-date as more projects are announced. And remember to keep tabs on your drive—and even Towson gas prices—with our commute page. Charles Street Bridge: As we reported last month, crews currently have the right northbound lane of Charles Street between Joppa Road and Kenilworth Drive blocked for roadwork to align the road with the new, expanded Baltimore Beltway bridge. Crews on the…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The work begins Sunday evening.
State contractors will close lanes of Loch Raven Boulevard beginning Sunday night to complete roadwork. Contractors will be milling and repaving northbound lanes between the Baltimore City line and Taylor Avenue. The work begins at 8 p.m. Sunday and will last through 5 a.m., and will continue with the same hours Sundays through Thursdays until the work is completed, which should take about a month, State Highway Administration spokesman Charlie Gischlar said. Crews will work on one lane of the road at a time. Watch for closures if you're driving in the area. Keep an eye on your commute with our traffic page.
Friday, February 10, 2012
The State Highway Administration and state Del. Susan Aumann provided the results of a roadway safety study performed along MD-146.
Changes ranging from parking restrictions to improved reflective markers are planned for Dulaney Valley Road following a safety study requested by state Del. Susan Aumann (R-42) and performed by the State Highway Administration. Aumann, who represents the Timonium and Towson areas in District 42, requested the study following complaints from residents living along the MD-146 roadway. Residents have said that more need to be done to curb poor driving decisions, which have led to fatalities, crashes and property damage, among other issues. (Continue reading below for a crash history of Dulaney Valley Road.) Aumann, SHA representatives and community members walked along the roadway in November. The two-week safety study, which focused on a …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Drivers may see some lane closures starting next Monday as part of a $120,000 project.
Drivers may notice some lane closures starting next Monday as state highway crews repair more than a half-mile of sidewalks on York Road. According to a State Highway Administration release, the project includes "replacement of existing concrete sidewalk or construction of new sidewalk, curb and gutter where needed; construction or replacement of sidewalk ramps where needed; and reconstruction of driveway aprons where needed" on both sides of the street from Hillside Avenue to Hatherleigh Road. SHA warns of some possible single-lane closures on that stretch of York Road between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some driveways may also need to be closed for up to 24 hours. The administration says the work will boost pedestrian …