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By MARCIA MYERS | April 21, 1996
At noon yesterday, as hundreds of motorists detoured a closed section of the Jones Falls Expressway, engineers hoisted the final green steel trusses for a bridge that will span the interstate highway and connect Central Light Rail to Penn Station.It will be another year, however, before the light rail extension connects with Baltimore's major Amtrak and commuter rail station.The JFX, which closed between the North Avenue-Eager Street and Fayette Street-Charles Street exits late Friday to accommodate the job, will reopen at 5 a.m. tomorrow.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
A car crash near the 41st Street Bridge early Sunday temporarily closed a southbound portion of the Jones Falls Expressway. The crash was cleared and all lanes have been reopened, city officials said. Additional details were not immediately available. timswift@baltsun.com
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August 14, 1998
FOR THE past two decades, the Baltimore Farmers' Market has been a delightful summer tradition. It draws thousands of shoppers on Sundays to a desolate parking area beneath the Jones Falls Expressway, a block from City Hall. "You can shop, eat breakfast, see people," is how one regular explains the market's appeal.In recent weeks, however, an unsanitary situation has developed that could threaten the market's viability.Although homeless people have long been a presence under the elevated expressway, their numbers have increased noticeably.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2013
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation reported on Thursday morning that the northbound Jones Falls Expressway has been closed at Falls Road due to icy conditions. Baltimore DOT reported at 10:20 a.m. that traffic impact due to the incident is moderate.
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May 5, 2005
A crash on the Jones Falls Expressway killed one person yesterday afternoon and backed up traffic into downtown Baltimore during rush hour. Police did not release the name of the victim or details of the accident, which occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes near the 41st Street bridge. Police closed all ramps onto the expressway from Fayette Street to Cold Spring Lane for an hour and a half.
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April 18, 1996
Portions of the northbound and southbound Jones Falls Expressway will be closed to traffic from 10 p.m. tomorrow until 5 a.m. Monday, the city Department of Public Works says.The road is closing so crews can erect two structural steel girders above the expressway as part of the extension of light rail to Penn Station.The expressway will be closed southbound between North Avenue and Eager Street, and northbound between Fayette and Charles streets. The southbound off ramps at Maryland Avenue and St. Paul and Guilford streets also will be closed, as will the on ramp at North Avenue.
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April 20, 1996
Portions of the northbound and southbound Jones Falls Expressway will be closed to traffic until 5 a.m. Monday, the Baltimore Department of Public Works says.The road is closing so crews can erect two structural steel girders above the expressway as part of the extension of light rail to Penn Station.The expressway will be closed southbound between North Avenue and Eager Street, and northbound between Fayette and Charles streets. The southbound off ramps at Maryland Avenue, St. Paul Street and Guilford Avenue also will be closed, as will the on ramp at North Avenue.
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By Tyeesha Dixon | April 13, 2008
Several people were taken to area hospitals after a series of accidents on the Jones Falls Expressway last night, two of which involved police, according to Baltimore police. The first occurred about 7:20 p.m. on the northbound side of the expressway near the Guilford Avenue exit, said Baltimore police spokeswoman Nicole Monroe. The three-vehicle accident resulted in a taxi cab being turned onto its side, she said, shutting down the northbound side for a brief period. Some people were hospitalized, she said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 16, 2002
The entrance ramp to the southbound lanes of Interstate 83, the Jones Falls Expressway, will be closed at North Avenue for about 18 months beginning Monday. Signs will direct drivers to the nearest southbound entrance at Eager Street. The detour will be east on North Avenue, south on St. Paul Street, then east on Eager Street to the entrance. Some of the expressway's lanes may be temporarily closed throughout the work, which is expected to be completed by July 2004. Also, some lanes may be closed Sundays through Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until January.
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By From staff reports | April 28, 2002
In Baltimore County 4 people hurt in 3-car, tractor-trailer collision on I-695 ARBUTUS - Three cars and a tractor-trailer collided on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Arbutus yesterday morning, sending four people to area hospitals and clogging traffic. The collision occurred about 11:50 a.m. in the southbound lanes near Interstate 95, said Maryland State Police Sgt. James Johnson. The cause of the accident was under investigation, he said. Four people were taken to St. Agnes HealthCare and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2012
A man was killed Saturday morning after his car veered off northbound I-83 just north of Pimlico Road. The unidentified man in his mid-40s, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Corporal Argenbright of the Maryland State Police Golden Ring barracks. The accident occurred near 6 a.m. Saturday, he said, about 500 yards north of Pimlico Road. "He just drove right off the roadway," said Argenbright, who was unable to provide any further details. chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2012
After more than a month of congestion on the Jones Falls Expressway, officials announced Saturday that emergency repair work on Baltimore's busiest road was finished ahead of schedule and all lanes were open in time for the unofficial start of summer. Lane closures had slowed commuter traffic to a crawl since mid-April as road crews worked to repair collapsed underground drainage pipes. The 50-year-old pipes created hazardous road conditions due to significant washout below the surface, officials said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2012
Motorists making their way downtown Monday through either a narrowed Jones Falls Expressway or crowded city streets may have felt a pang of envy as they watched walkers and cyclists easily outpacing them. Reports varied on Monday's morning commute — the first rush hour since transportation officials closed two lanes of the JFX for two months — but the consensus appeared to be: Whatever route you take, you're going to need more time. Among the observations: •A seven-mile trip down North Charles Street starting at Bellona Avenue took 90 minutes.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2012
Chances are many Baltimore commuters will spend the weekend poring over maps, checking out city byways and back streets, and dreaming of something that may not exist come Monday morning's rush hour: a clear shot into downtown. The Jones Falls Expressway as we know it disappeared Friday evening, with one lane closed in each direction near 29th Street by barrels and barriers, and marked with flashing signs and arrows. It may stay that way for up to two months while crews conduct emergency repairs to damaged drainage pipes and bolster the highway's underpinnings.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2011
Hours after a ribbon-cutting ceremony 50 years ago, the Jones Falls Expressway had its first pileup and subsequent traffic snarl. Some things never change. The JFX is the road we love to hate but can't live without, the city's Main Street where everyone has a tale to tell. Shannon Mullaney met her husband on the JFX. The soundtrack of David Rocah's workday is often provided by the southbound lanes right outside his office window. Steve McDaniel's bees thrive in the shadow of the roadway and produce a flavorful honey.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2011
An accident on the Jones Falls Expressway in North Baltimore Saturday caused major delays for about three hours, city police said. The highway was reopened just after 4 p.m. after several hours of closures, said Det. Kevin Brown, a spokesman for the city police. At least two vehicles had been involved in a motor-vehicle accident about 1:10 p.m., on the northbound side of I-83 near Cold Spring Lane, city police said. When a Maryland Transit Administration police officer stopped in the southbound lane to assist, their vehicle struck, resulting in the closure of southbound lanes, near the Northern Parkway exit, Brown said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 19, 2004
Evening rush-hour traffic came to a standstill yesterday in parts of downtown Baltimore and southbound lanes of the Jones Falls Expressway after a briefcase was found abandoned outside an entrance at the city police headquarters in the 600 block of E. Fayette St. While members of the bomb squad prepared to neutralize what turned out to be an empty briefcase, police shut the northbound entrance and southbound exit of the expressway, as well as the parallel...
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2005
A man suspected of drug activity was injured yesterday after leaping over a Jones Falls Expressway retaining wall near Cold Spring Lane to avoid arrest and landing in the falls some 60 feet below the highway, authorities said. The suspect - described as conscious and alert - was pulled from the water by firefighters reaching the site from Clipper Mill Road, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a city Fire Department spokesman. The unidentified man was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, as was an unnamed police officer who sustained a shoulder injury in the incident, according to preliminary accounts.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2011
Flooding closed the Jones Falls Expressway near Penn Station during Thursday evening's rush hour and forced evacuations in north Baltimore, as a steady rain punctuated by heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms soaked the region with more than 2.5 inches of precipitation. Gov. Martin O'Malley declared a state of emergency as the rain intensified, and the National Weather Service added a flash flood warning for the evening on top of the earlier coastal and flood warnings for the area.
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