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 …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Several roads are still closed in Baltimore County and throughout the state with hundreds of traffic signals not working.
The light rail may be the preferred mode of transportation when traveling to work this morning, at least according to the State Highway Administration. Commuters Monday morning should plan for extra travel time or take public transportation with some roads in Baltimore County and Maryland still closed from fallen trees and power lines. As of 6 p.m. Sunday, seven traffic lights in Baltimore County and hundreds throughout the state were out of service, according to Baltimore County and Maryland State Highway Administration officials. In Baltimore County, 24 roads were closed and seven traffic signals were not working as of 6 p.m. Sunday. The list on Baltimore County’s website is constantly changing and may not have all road closures. The …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Plan for extra travel time if you're going from Baltimore County to Baltimore City.
The Maryland State Highway Administration will be resurfacing parts of Interstate 83, among other stretches of road, between now and July, according to a release. Drivers should plan for extra travel time at nights. Single and double lane closures starting this week will begin after 7 and 10 p.m., respectively. Most affected routes, from the release, include: Gray & Son, Inc., of Timonium, was awarded the $5.8 million contract, which also affects Interstate 70, Interstate 95, Interstate 195, MD 295, Interstate 695 and Interstate 795. "As crews strive to keep work zones safe, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert – look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway …
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…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Drivers are advised to plan for extra travel time at night.
State Highway Administration road crews will be repairing and resurfacing a one mile stretch of York Road between now and the end of summer, according to a release. The $1.2 million project will upgrade sections of curb, gutter and sidewalk, to meet current Americans With Disabilities Act standards. Patching, grinding and resurfacing work will begin in mid-June. Traffic shifts and single lane closures between Ridgely and Timonium roads will take effect between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. "No SHA construction-related lane closures will take place along York Road in Timonium during the Maryland State Fair (August 24 – September 3). Weather permitting, the project is expected to be complete by Labor Day," the release states. …
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…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Expect traffic delays and plan accordingly.
It has to get worse before it gets better. CLARIFICATION: The northbound right-turn only lane between the Joppa Road overpass and ending at Kenilworth Drive/Bellona Ave. will be closed for eight weeks, as crews continue to widen the Charles Street bridge, the State Highway Administration announced in a release. "This is the lane people use to turn from northbound Charles onto Kenilworth Drive, going east towards the mall and apartments, etc.," Fran Ward, an SHA community liasson, wrote in an email. The right lane, headed toward Lutherville from the Ruxton/Towson area will be closed Monday morning at 9 a.m. The temporary closure will last 24 hours a day for eight weeks, weather permitting. "SHA urges motorists to plan ahead for extra …
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 …