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The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
As of 8:30 a.m. Thursday, traffic was slow on U.S. 50 westbound at the Capital Beltway, due to an accident involving six vehicles. According to the Maryland Transit Administration, light rail service is suspended between the Timonium and Hunt Valley stations due to construction work. A shuttle bus service is available instead. There are no other major delays reported on Baltimore area transit systems.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
President Barack Obama will visit a Prince George's County middle school on Tuesday for an education event, the White House said Friday. The president, who focused on several education initiatives in the State of the Union address on Tuesday, will visit Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi. The White House provided no information about the substance of the event.  Buck Lodge, located just inside the Capital Beltway, was chosen to take part in a program to integrate iPads in the classroom.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2011
Traffic going south on Interstate 95 to Virginia should use Interstate 495 West, towardSilver Spring, because portions of Interstate 495 East are closed due to flooding. Drivers should plan for extra travel time for the alternate route, the Maryland State Highway Administration said in a Thursday-evening statement. All lanes on Interstate 495 at Telegraph Road and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge are closed because of standing water. Detours are set up on the Maryland side of the bridge for travelers who use Interstate 495 East.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2013
I wrote a story for today's paper on a proposal for a large development on what is now part of the University of Maryland 's golf course. The proposal is just a “concept,” the principals say. As now constituted, it would include a large, mixed-use development (hotel, retail, residences, office) and a direct link to the campus area from the I-95/I-495 interchange. At least some golf course land would be “repurposed.” Obviously, this would be a vast undertaking.
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November 18, 1991
A two-mile section of the Capital Beltway was closed to traffic for four hours yesterday after a 55-gallon drum containing a hazardous material tipped over in the back of a tractor-trailer and began leaking, authorities said.The outer loop of the beltway, from Pennsylvania Avenue to Central Avenue, was shut down from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. while firefighters from Prince George's County cleaned up the ethanolamine, an alcohol-based solvent described by officials as an irritant.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 23, 2002
A tanker truck locked bumpers with an automobile on the Capital Beltway at the end of rush hour last night, flipped over on its side and leaked a small amount of its cargo, ferric chloride. State police closed the highway in both directions to clear the wreckage. The truck driver, who was identified only as a 54-year-old man, was taken to Southern Maryland Hospital with minor injuries, according to Maryland State Police spokesman Cpl. Rob Moroney. The driver of the car, a 42-year-old man, was being treated at the trauma unit of Prince George's Hospital Center, as were three Prince George's County police officers who were overcome by fumes from the truck's cargo.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 14, 2005
Motorists on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway will likely see major tie-ups near the Maryland-Virginia border this weekend while construction workers shift the interstate for construction on the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Traffic engineers predicted that the closed lanes and detours could cause delays of up to 90 minutes and backups for as long as 15 miles. The changes will take place from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. The Beltway's outer loop will be reduced from three lanes to one between Route 1 and the Wilson Bridge.
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August 19, 2001
Two people were killed on the Capital Beltway early yesterday when they left their car and were struck by other vehicles. About 4 a.m., a woman exited the front passenger seat of a 1986 Saab while it was still moving on Interstate 495 near River Road, police said. It was not clear why she left the car, police said. The woman landed in a highway lane, where she was struck by a 1994 Honda Civic driven by Shao-Puo Chen, 30, of the 4800 block of Norwich Road in College Park, police said. The Saab and the Civic stopped in the same lane.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2011
There is an accident on the southbound side of Interstate 83 near the Union Avenue overpass, by the Pepsi sign, police said. Traffic is backed up going south on the highway for at least a mile, and northbound traffic is slow. North of Columbia, U.S. Route 29 at Maryland Route 175 is closed going south because of flooding. The northbound lanes are open. Southbound Interstate 95 is extremely slow going into the Capital Beltway because of an accident earlier in the day.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2003
A band of severe thunderstorms swept across a broad swath of Maryland yesterday, from Carroll County to the Lower Shore, disrupting power to thousands of homes, closing the Capital Beltway and prompting tornado warnings by the National Weather Service as meteorologists tracked alarming Doppler radar readings. The cluster of storms, which formed in central Pennsylvania, turned skies ominously dark as they moved into the region, generating pockets of heavy showers and fierce winds. The storms downed power lines, toppled trees onto homes and produced lightning that set fire to a Montgomery County barn.
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By Sandy Apgar | May 8, 2013
There's a P3 in your future. Maryland is poised to join 34 states and key federal agencies in transforming the way government works. The new mantra, "P3," is shorthand for public-private partnerships. Maryland's P3 legislation, championed by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, enables state agencies to engage business in planning, financing, building and operating public projects, from roads and rail to schools and other infrastructure. These could offset up to 10 percent of the state's capital budget, or $300 million annually, and create thousands of jobs.
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December 13, 2012
I think it would be a great idea for The Sun to do one of its excellent investigative reports on the long languishing I-95 toll lane construction project that has kept the northeast side in a state of constant congestion for years now. The project began in 2006, and almost seven years later there are still only a few lane improvements, and drivers are still stuck with the same three through lanes that we've had for decades. The area resembles a battlefield, littered with jersey walls, supplies, equipment, dead-ended lanes and partially completed segments at every turn.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
As of 8:30 a.m. Thursday, traffic was slow on U.S. 50 westbound at the Capital Beltway, due to an accident involving six vehicles. According to the Maryland Transit Administration, light rail service is suspended between the Timonium and Hunt Valley stations due to construction work. A shuttle bus service is available instead. There are no other major delays reported on Baltimore area transit systems.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2012
Maryland's top transportation priorities should include widening the Baltimore Beltway, making Route 295 six lanes near BWI Marshall Airport and building the city's Red Line light rail, a national transportation group said Wednesday. The recommendations were part of a 40-item wish list compiled by TRIP, a nonprofit research organization sponsored by the construction industry, insurance companies and unions. "These are game-changing projects," said Frank Moretti, TRIP's director of policy and research.
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By Peter Hermann and Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
Sitting in a wheelchair at a nursing home, Brian Buber can't recall the instant 17 years ago when tons of screaming metal came rocketing toward him on the Capital Beltway, scattering fellow construction workers and crushing their paving equipment. In 1997, a civil jury found Hanover-based Gunther's Leasing Transport Inc. negligent in the accident, which killed one person and injured seven, awarding them nearly $16 million in damages and medical expenses. Buber, 49, crippled and with severe brain damage, received some insurance money but "never saw a penny" of the $13 million earmarked by the jury for his care, says his stepfather, Bob Buber.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2011
Traffic going south on Interstate 95 to Virginia should use Interstate 495 West, towardSilver Spring, because portions of Interstate 495 East are closed due to flooding. Drivers should plan for extra travel time for the alternate route, the Maryland State Highway Administration said in a Thursday-evening statement. All lanes on Interstate 495 at Telegraph Road and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge are closed because of standing water. Detours are set up on the Maryland side of the bridge for travelers who use Interstate 495 East.
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By Jay Merwin and Jay Merwin,Evening Sun Staff | September 30, 1991
Behind the bunched cars was a gathering line of slowing highway traffic. Ahead, the road was clear. Not an accident was in sight.Yesterday's slight slowdown along Interstate 95 was the work of an 11-car caravan taking Maryland's 55 mph speed limit literally. By being sticklers for the law, the group wanted to make a point that the law should be changed to allow everyone to drive faster.Local members of the National Motorists Association, a drivers lobby, kept their speedometers at 55 all the way from the Capital Beltway starting around noon to just shy of the Delaware line yesterday, their car doors adorned with signs like: "Tired of 55?
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The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2011
There is an accident on the southbound side of Interstate 83 near the Union Avenue overpass, by the Pepsi sign, police said. Traffic is backed up going south on the highway for at least a mile, and northbound traffic is slow. North of Columbia, U.S. Route 29 at Maryland Route 175 is closed going south because of flooding. The northbound lanes are open. Southbound Interstate 95 is extremely slow going into the Capital Beltway because of an accident earlier in the day.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2011
A Maryland state trooper was stabbed in the hands as he fought off a knife-wielding man Saturday morning after responding to a car crash call on the Capital Beltway near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Trooper Byron Tribue, 26, was treated and released from Fort Washington Hospital on Saturday morning, police said, while the suspect — 54-year-old James A. Howard of Hyattsville — was held under guard at the same hospital, where police took him for evaluation. Maryland State Police have charged Howard with first- and second-degree assault, second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer in the performance of his duties, carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure, and attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer.
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