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NEWS
January 13, 1992
State transportation authorities advise motorists that this construction will affect motorists using state roadways and toll facilities this week:* U.S. 1 northbound -- From Miller Road to Sheradale Drive, traffic has been switched to the new three-lane roadway while the southbound lanes are being reconstructed. There will be daily two-lane traffic southbound until noon, after which traffic will be reversed to two lanes northbound. A concrete barrier prevents left turns to and from Miller Road.
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NEWS
July 3, 1991
State transportation authorities advise motorists that these construction projects will affect motorists using state roadways and toll facilities this week:* Interstate 95 North -- Northbound roadway from the Beltway to White Marsh Boulevard, the fast lane is closed through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.* I-95 North -- Southbound roadway from White Marsh Boulevard to the Beltway, the fast lane is closed through Friday from 9...
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 23, 2002
In Baltimore City Poll reveals race is tight for office of state's attorney The three candidates for Baltimore state's attorney are running neck-and-neck with less than three weeks to go before the primary election Sept. 10, according to a political poll released yesterday. Incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy has a slight advantage, with 29 percent of voters saying they favor her, according to the poll conducted by Annapolis-based Gonzales/Arscott Research & Communications. About 27 percent of those polled picked City Councilwoman Lisa Joi Stancil, and 26 percent selected Baltimore lawyer Anton J.S. Keating.
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2003
The Baltimore Marathon will follow its third course in as many years. The third annual event will be held Oct. 18. The start and finish lines will remain north and south of Oriole Park, respectively, but several adjustments have been made to the 26.2-mile course. Last year, just shy of the course's 11-mile mark, runners turned around near the southern end of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, and Martin Luther King Boulevard was again used as a closing stretch. According to Lee Corrigan, whose firm runs the event, the Baltimore City Police Department requested that the bridge and boulevard be eliminated from the course.
NEWS
By SANDY ALEXANDER and SANDY ALEXANDER,SUN REPORTER | July 17, 2006
John Joseph Zimmerer Sr., a former Baltimore fire captain and retired commander of the Maryland Toll Facilities Police, died Thursday of lung cancer at his Essex home. He was 88. Mr. Zimmerer, the son of German immigrants, was born in Baltimore. He attended the former St. James Elementary School and graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1937. He held jobs with several local breweries and worked a night shift handling mechanical parts at what became the Martin-Marietta Corp. before applying to the Baltimore Fire Department.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | September 14, 2004
Bending over backward to accommodate Hollywood, Baltimore plans to close the Hanover Street bridge Saturday and possibly Monday so a production company can stage a scene in which a boat appears to land on the structure. The city's Department of Transportation announced yesterday that the bridge between South Baltimore and Cherry Hill will close at 3 a.m. Saturday to allow Los Angeles-based Revolution Studios to film a scene for the movie XXX: State of the Union. The span - formally called the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge - will reopen from 6 a.m. to midnight Sunday for Ravens game traffic, but then could close for another 24 hours if the film crew still needs the bridge.
NEWS
October 28, 1990
New projectsHanover Street Bridge (Route 2, Baltimore): Rehabilitation work begins tomorrow and will take approximately 18 months. Bridge will remain open, but there will be lane reductions in both directions, with occasional weekend closures.Cold Spring Lane bridge over Stony Run: Bridge replacement begins Nov. 1. Cold Spring Lane now closed to westbound traffic at Charles Street (reopens in approximately six months). East- and westbound traffic on Cold Spring Lane will operate on north side of roadway when work begins on southern portion of bridge.
NEWS
December 18, 2005
In 1952, Maryland's two kingdoms were joined when the original, 4.3-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge - officially called the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge - replaced two ferries that took two hours to cross the bay from a point near Annapolis to the Eastern Shore. Not surprisingly, traffic jams quickly ensued, and by 1973 a three-lane parallel structure was opened to relieve the pressure. Later in the 1970s there was talk about building two more Chesapeake Bay bridges - a Northern Bay Bridge from Miller Island near Edgemere in Baltimore County to Tolchester Beach in Kent County, and a Southern Bay Bridge from Lusby in Calvert County to Taylors Island in Dorchester County.
NEWS
By JANET GILBERT | June 24, 2007
As I drove north from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, I could feel my "R's" flying out the back vent windows, littering the road under the "Welcome to New Jersey" sign. The preposition "of" instantly changed to a simple "a," and I coulda sworn a buncha superlatives entered my brain, because as I closed my windows, I thought: "I'm gonna freeze if I don't put on a sweata, what is this, Antarctica?" It's what happens whenever I return to the state where I attended college, next to the land where I grew up, Long Island.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun reporter | May 25, 2007
Gasoline prices in the region are at near-record levels. Hotel rates are up 13 percent since last year. The roads, bridges and tunnels are going to be crawling with police. And more Marylanders will be on the road this Memorial Day weekend than ever before. That's the forecast from AAA Mid-Atlantic and Maryland police agencies as they look forward to a weekend of near-perfect spring weather, lavish consumer spending and clogged transportation corridors. Mahlon G. "Lon" Anderson, a spokesman for AAA, told a news conference yesterday on Kent Island that the auto club's polling shows it should be a banner weekend for travel to Ocean City and other resorts close to the Baltimore-Washington region.
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