I-95 repair work begins tomorrow

September 22, 1994

The State Highway Administration announced yesterday that repairs to the southbound Interstate 95 bridge over the Little Patuxent River will begin tomorrow.

The project will cover structural repairs and drainage work that are part of the bridge's scheduled maintenance.

The eastbound Route 32 ramp to southbound I-95 to be closed from 11 p.m. tomorrow to 11 a.m. Saturday. Motorists who use the route are advised to take U.S. 1 north and take the ramp to westbound Route 32 back to southbound I-95.

John W. Brawner Contracting of Phoenix was awarded the $1 million contract, which is scheduled to be completed by late October.

Car-truck collision in Jessup injures 2

A tractor-trailer tipped over after colliding with a car on northbound Interstate 95 in Jessup yesterday, backing up highway traffic for about two hours, state police said.

The driver of the 1981 International diesel tractor, Jeffrey Baxter, 33, of Baltimore, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in fair condition yesterday.

The driver of the 1986 Honda, Gwendolyn Copeland, 43, of Laurel was treated and released at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia.

Ms. Copeland's car was struck on the driver's side door by the trailer of the truck about 1:30 p.m. as she drove in the far-right lane, police said.

The truck, which is owned by OST Trucking Co. in Baltimore, flipped onto its side. At least two lanes of traffic were closed from the time of the accident until 3:30 p.m., said Sgt. Dan Austin, a state police spokesman.

POLICE LOG

* North Laurel: 10000 block of U.S. 1: A resident who woke up Monday morning and found a stranger asleep on the couch held the suspect there at knifepoint until police arrived. Kevin Ray Owens, 25, of Laurel was arrested and charged with breaking and entering. He was released on personal recognizance later that day.

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