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June 8, 2011
I am not entirely unsympathetic to homeowners who live on South Rolling Road. I know, all too well, the frustrations of living on a major roadway. I live on Old Frederick Road, which also receives a lot of traffic — most of it well over the posted speed limit. I can't park at the curb in front of my own home; parking there is legal, but not wise. My last car was totaled on a beautiful Sunday afternoon during the spring by a young, distracted driver. Mine was not the first car to be hit while parked there.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
Drivers could hit some congestion in Anne Arundel County this weekend due to multiple events planned for the greater Annapolis area. The Maryland Transportation Authority is warning of heavy traffic at the Bay Bridge Friday through Sunday due to a NASCAR races at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. In the event of eastbound delays, officials will allow two-way traffic on the westbound span to alleviate delays, if weather permits. Also Friday through Sunday, BGE plans to continue utility work in Crownsville including the use of helicopters to replace wires and utility poles.
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September 25, 1992
Annapolis, always a popular tourist destination on nice fall weekends, will be busier than usual over the next three days.Everyone is coming to Maryland's capital city -- motorcyclists, Navy football fans and visitors to the Kunta Kinte Commemoration and Heritage Celebration.The Kunta Kinte festival, in its sixth year, will begin with a parade tonight. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. at Germantown Elementary School and continue along Cedar Park Road to Taylor Avenue.The route will follow Taylor Avenue to Glenwood Street, continue to Clay Street, go right to Calvert Street and across Rowe Boulevard to St. John's College.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
A serious two-vehicle collision in Jessup Friday has left one of the drivers in critical condition, Anne Arundel County Police said. All westbound traffic lanes on MD Route 175 near Clark Road have closed as a result of the crash, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. One eastbound traffic lane has been reversed to accommodate traffic. Police said the injured driver, who was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma, was at fault for failing to yield. A five-vehicle crash has shut down all four northbound traffic lanes and a shoulder on Interstate 95 near the Baltimore Beltway exit in Baltimore County, according to the transportation department.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
In anticipation of heavy traffic downtown due to the NFL season-opening concert and Orioles game, state transportation officials on Thursday issued advisories well before the festivities began. Country music singer Keith Urban was slated to perform the NFL's Kickoff Concert at the Inner Harbor beginning at 6 p.m., and the Orioles are slated to play the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards beginning at 7:05 p.m. At 5:15 p.m., the Maryland Transportation Authority posted on its Twitter page, "Heavy traffic expected Downtown/Inner Harbor due to NFL kickoff event & Orioles game.
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September 21, 1994
A distraught man led police on a chase through quiet city neighborhoods and heavy traffic, evading three road blocks and twice ramming a police car before crashing into a tree just west of the city, police said.No one was hurt during the chase, which involved at least 12 police vehicles and a Maryland State Police helicopter, and reached speeds of 50 mph.Police said they were called to the home of Todd Pendleton, 51, after neighbors complained that he was standing in his yard and yelling.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Staff Writer | September 14, 1993
About 50 North Laurel Park residents voiced their concerns last night to a developer who plans to build more than 60 new homes in a community they say is already too crowded.The problems, residents say, are too many children and not enough space in area schools, heavy traffic, and inadequate storm water drainage."The traffic pattern is going to be awful," said Chris Maynard, who lives on Baltimore Avenue with a proposed construction site behind his house.Speed bumps have been added to Baltimore Avenue to slow cars passing through the residential neighborhood, but the people expressed fears that more homes will add to the traffic volume on the two-lane through street and increase the danger to their children.
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By LISA RESPERS and LISA RESPERS,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1995
Several Catonsville residents asked county officials yesterdayto block a proposed 12-home development in their neighborhood, charging that it will drastically change the area's landscape and add to heavy traffic."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 26, 1997
ORIENT, N.Y. -- Lined by Victorian barns, picket fences, scarecrows and potato fields, the 15-mile stretch of Route 25 between Greenport and Orient Point is still a century, or at least a state of mind, away from the jams of the Long Island Expressway.But this bucolic passage has become a battleground between a Connecticut ferry company and a bunch of crusty East End villagers.Residents are furious about a sudden increase in traffic spawned by a high-speed ferry that six times a day takes gamblers across Long Island Sound to the Foxwoods casino in Ledyard, Conn.
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By Annie Linskey and William Wan and Annie Linskey and William Wan,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2005
If the automobile is the unofficial symbol of American independence, then what could be more appropriate than spending the Fourth of July in the car with the family? AAA projected that 40.3 million Americans - more than ever before - would travel this holiday weekend. And the majority would go by car, said AAA spokeswoman Ragina Averella. Many of those who drove all day yesterday had no qualms about spending hours confined to their vehicles. "God, it is great to be an American," said Rodney Whetstone, a New Jersey resident who was making a pit stop at the Maryland House rest stop on Interstate 95 near Aberdeen yesterday.
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April 4, 2014
Please understand that I am not complaining about speed cameras. If drivers do not wish to have their pictures taken, there is an easy method to avoid the inconvenience: do not speed. I am complaining about the location of a specific speed camera — the one located on South Rolling Road, across the street from Catonsville High School, facing so as to catch speeders heading in the direction of the I-195 Park & Ride. Three times, I've been traveling west-bound when a vehicle set off the camera.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
Emergency roadwork along Pulaski Highway in White Marsh will cause significant traffic delays over the next several days, as crews work to repair a stretch of road made unstable by erosion, according to the State Highway Administration. The work will close the right lane of eastbound Pulaski Highway. An exact time frame for the work was not given. The stretch of roadway, weakened by the erosion of soil underneath of it, is south of White Marsh Boulevard, close to the bridge that carries Pulaski Highway over White Marsh Run, the SHA said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
In anticipation of heavy traffic downtown due to the NFL season-opening concert and Orioles game, state transportation officials on Thursday issued advisories well before the festivities began. Country music singer Keith Urban was slated to perform the NFL's Kickoff Concert at the Inner Harbor beginning at 6 p.m., and the Orioles are slated to play the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards beginning at 7:05 p.m. At 5:15 p.m., the Maryland Transportation Authority posted on its Twitter page, "Heavy traffic expected Downtown/Inner Harbor due to NFL kickoff event & Orioles game.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
Motorists should expect traffic delays Saturday in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis while two motorcycle rides for charity take place, police caution. Police officers will provide traffic control for both. The Burn Foundation ride is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and is expected to bring heavy traffic along its route that will take motorcylists from Dorsey Road to Telegraph Road, onto Route 100 east, then Interstate 97 south and finally Route 50 east to the Bay Bridge. The smaller Faces of Valor ride is scheduled to leave Forest Drive in Annapolis around 10:30 a.m. The ride will head north on Route 2, onto 50 east, then Route 450 south before continuing along King George Street and going into the Church Circle and City Dock area.
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To the Aegis | November 27, 2012
Del. Glen Glass, a Republican representing southern and eastern Harford County District 34A in the Maryland House of Delegates, recently issued the following statement on the proposed move of the Abingdon Walmart to a site at Route 924 and Plumtree Road: Maryland State Del. Glen Glass (R - Harford, District 34A), announced that he continues to oppose the proposed Wal-Mart relocation at the Plumtree Road and Route 924 intersection. Del. Glass publicly applauded County Executive David Craig's assertion that Wal-Mart could expand at its current location.
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October 4, 2012
Editor:  The recent plan of the Abingdon Walmart to close and move to Bel Air as a 24 hour Super Walmart has sparked a very loud debate among community residents and Harford County Government officials. I would like to take the time to explain my current position.  Abingdon is part of my district and I absolutely oppose this plan. It is very inconvenient for my constituents to have to drive to Bel Air to shop at Walmart especially when the current location is conveniently located off of I-95 and Route 24. Having made the drive myself, I can verify the rigors that they would encounter.
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To the Aegis | November 27, 2012
Del. Glen Glass, a Republican representing southern and eastern Harford County District 34A in the Maryland House of Delegates, recently issued the following statement on the proposed move of the Abingdon Walmart to a site at Route 924 and Plumtree Road: Maryland State Del. Glen Glass (R - Harford, District 34A), announced that he continues to oppose the proposed Wal-Mart relocation at the Plumtree Road and Route 924 intersection. Del. Glass publicly applauded County Executive David Craig's assertion that Wal-Mart could expand at its current location.
NEWS
September 29, 2010
On pages 4 and 6 of Wednesday's paper there were two stories about cars hitting kids on bicycles ("2 young bicyclists struck in separate Balto Co. incidents" and "Driver gets six month term in death of teen on bicycle," Sept. 29). Were they wearing helmets? Reporting on whether they were or were not wearing helmets might prompt more people to think about wearing one themselves when they ride. Most people I see riding their bikes up and down York Road south of Towson do not wear helmets.
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November 15, 2011
There are a couple things that make my daily commute a little worse. The first is what I call "ramp riders," motorists who take an exit ramp not to exit, but to bypass slower traffic by continuing onto the on-ramp to merge into traffic ahead of where they were when they exited. This is especially prevalent on Maryland Route 32 at U.S. Route 1 in the afternoons in the northbound directions. It's gotten worse in the last couple years with the influx of workers to the Fort Meade area. This also occurs in the afternoon on Route 95 North at Calverton (Route 212)
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June 8, 2011
I am not entirely unsympathetic to homeowners who live on South Rolling Road. I know, all too well, the frustrations of living on a major roadway. I live on Old Frederick Road, which also receives a lot of traffic — most of it well over the posted speed limit. I can't park at the curb in front of my own home; parking there is legal, but not wise. My last car was totaled on a beautiful Sunday afternoon during the spring by a young, distracted driver. Mine was not the first car to be hit while parked there.
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