News briefs

News briefs

December 16, 1990


The NAACP of Howard County will conduct elections from 1 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Dora Mack Carter Center at the corner of Oakland Mills and Guilford roads in Guilford.

Only those who have been members in good standing since Oct. 1 are eligible to vote.

Candidates for office include: Natalie Woodson and Boyer Freeman for president; David Garza and Robin Nelson for first vice president; and Dorothy Kraft for second vice president. The office of treasurer is left open.

Candidates or their representatives must be present with fact sheets to answer questions.

Information: president Elhart Flurry, 792-7691.


Construction along the northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 29 in Columbia and the Route 32 corridor near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway will result in closed lanes and changed traffic patterns, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration.

The northbound lanes of U.S. Route 29 in Columbia will be closed for 20-minute intervals for two nights beginning at 10 p.m. today.

Southbound lanes will be closed for three nights, beginning at 10 p.m.


Northbound traffic will be stopped at the Owen Brown Road traffic light when the roadway is closed. Southbound traffic will be halted at the South Entrance traffic light.

All lanes will be reopened by 5 each morning.

The loop from westbound Route 32 to southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway will be closed for its final stage of construction. To reach the Parkway south, motorists going west will continue west on Route 32 to the light at Brock Bridge Road, make a U-turn and proceed east on Route 32 to the southbound ramp to the parkway.

Also, beginning today, traffic on mainline Route 32 will shift to the newly constructed bridge just north of the existing structure, providing two lanes of traffic in each direction. The loop carrying westbound Route 32 to southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway will also be reopened.

The existing bridge will be closed for reconstruction and the reversible lane system along Route 32 will be removed.

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