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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 5, 2004
The state is kicking off this week a $19 million, two-year project to improve five bridges and roadways near the interchange of the Baltimore Beltway and Interstate 83 in Baltimore County. The project is part of the state's continuing effort to improve highway safety and prepare for expansion of the northern section of the Beltway, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration. The following bridges and roads will be affected: The Joppa Road bridge over the Beltway will be replaced with a wider and higher bridge to allow for expansion of the highway below.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2000
The driver of a pickup truck who caused a fatal accident last November when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 83 was sentenced in Baltimore County Circuit Court yesterday to 90 days of home detention, a decision that infuriated the victim's family. "He's walking away with nothing," said Charlene Bell, 34, of New Freedom, Pa., whose husband, Richard J. Bell Jr., 31, was killed in the Nov. 21 crash. "It's like he's getting off free." Calvin Eng, 47, of Fort Worth, Texas, was charged with auto manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after he struck Bell's minivan about 4 a.m. in heavy fog while driving south in the northbound lanes of I-83 near the Belfast Road exit outside Sparks.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2000
A longtime member of the Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company died yesterday after being struck by a car on Interstate 83 while trying to assist in the rescue of a woman in an overturned vehicle. Bob Humphrey, 62, of Parkton, heard the call about an overturned vehicle on southbound I-83 around 9:20 a.m. and responded to the scene to help out, even though he wasn't called, said state Trooper Lee Link of the Golden Ring barrack. Humphrey had parked his car on the right shoulder of northbound I-83 and was walking across the highway to the accident scene when he was struck by a car in northbound fast lane, Link said.
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November 17, 1996
DRIVING SOUTH from York, Pa., on Interstate 83, you pass billboards, potholes, more billboards, then more potholes. But when you cross into Maryland, you wind through lush, rolling valleys on smoother highways. Maryland sells itself. A visitors center in this section of I-83, where travelers could find bearings, brochures and clean bathrooms, seems an ideal way to lure tourists to attractions in northern and central Maryland.About a million people stop at the 11 welcome centers the state already operates.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | April 29, 1999
The commute to work from Pennsylvania and northern Baltimore County is about to get longer.Starting early next month, highway crews will resurface a 14-mile stretch of Interstate 83 between Shawan Road and the Pennsylvania line and replace the northbound bridge over Quaker Bottom Road.More than 48,000 people travel I-83 each day to get to jobs in Hunt Valley, Towson and Baltimore, say State Highway Administration officials.For the next several months, motorists will have to contend with lane and ramp closures as crews remove and resurface I-83, upgrade ramps and guardrails and add grooved pavement along the shoulder to warn motorists when they have left the travel lane.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2004
A minivan traveling on Interstate 83 in northern Baltimore County yesterday veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a flatbed truck, Maryland State Police said. The impact of the crash left the minivan's driver trapped in her mangled vehicle and caused as much as 150 gallons of diesel fuel to spill onto the roadway, police said. A three-mile stretch of I-83 was closed for about three hours as crews mopped up the fuel, police said. The minivan driver was conscious when emergency workers freed her. She was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was treated yesterday for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.
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By Winyan Soo Hoo and Winyan Soo Hoo,Special to baltimoresun.com | June 21, 2005
The Baltimore Department of Transportation today announced nightly ramp closures this week along Northern Parkway to southbound Interstate 83 for utility work. Detours are scheduled to go into effect tonight, and the ramp will close between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night through Friday, weather permitting, officials said. One lane of the southbound Jones Falls Expressway will also be closed for traffic this week, according to the department. Motorists traveling in this vicinity are encouraged to use alternate routes.
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By NICK SHIELDS AND JOSH MITCHELL and NICK SHIELDS AND JOSH MITCHELL,SUN REPORTERS | April 14, 2006
Dave Fitzgerald was taking a cigarette break at the Exxon service station in Parkton yesterday afternoon when he looked up and saw a sickly yellowish cloud rising above the trees over Interstate 83. "That can't be good at all," the 18- year-old cashier recalled telling himself. Within minutes, emergency vehicles arrived in response to reports of a chemical explosion and spill in a truck and shut down the Baltimore-Harrisburg Expressway in both directions. Southbound I-83 reopened about 3:30 p.m., but the gridlock on the northbound lanes created a rush-hour headache for commuters and travelers that lasted into early this morning.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
The installation of steel beams across Interstate 83 for a new bridge in Baltimore County will close portions of the highway both tonight and tomorrow night, according to the State Highway Administration. The work is part of a $5.4 million project to replace the bridge carrying Middletown Road over the interstate in Parkton. Tonight, contractors will close the left lane of southbound I-83 at 7 p.m., and both lanes at 10 p.m. Traffic will be detoured onto Middletown Road then back onto I-83.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1998
A teen-age girl was killed yesterday and her mother injured when their car was broadsided by a van on northbound Interstate 83 in Lutherville, said state police at the Golden Ring Barracks.Trooper Joseph McIlhenney said that according to witnesses, Sandra Sykes, 29, of the 3700 block of Offutt Road in Randallstown was driving a 1993 Toyota northbound I-83 from the outer loop of I-695 about 3 p.m. when her carwas struck from behind by a 1997 Honda.McIlhenney said Sykes apparently lost control of her car, which was hit on the passenger side by a van that was northbound on I-83 from the inner loop of I-695.
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