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Aegis report | March 19, 2013
The Harford Creamery Road bridge over Little Deer Creek in White Hall is to be replaced this year, and the construction project will result in the roadway being closed to through traffic for about five months, according to the Harford County Department of Public Works, Division of Highways and Water Resources. An exact date for construction to begin will be announced about two weeks in advance, according to the county. Detour routes will be marked prior to the start of construction.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
Flush with transportation money from a recent increase in the state's gas tax, Gov. Martin O'Malley will visit the Eastern Shore Friday to announce more than $150 million in road projects in that region -- including the long-sought replacement of  the Dover Bridge on the Choptank River. During an appearance at the bridge, the governor will also roll out road projects that include a $52 million new interchange at U.S. 301 and Route 304 at Centreville in Queen Anne's County and $42 million for the next phase of the widening of Route 404 -- the primary road for Marylanders heading to the Delaware beaches.
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July 18, 1995
The Carroll County Bureau of Roads Operations has announced the closing of Pearre Road Bridge at the Carroll-Frederick county line near Linwood.The bridge will be closed indefinitely until repairs to the sagging bridge deck are completed.The detour route is from Sams Creek Road to Lehigh Road to Clemsonville Road and back to Pearre Road. Information: 848-6717.FIRE* Harney: Harney, Taneytown and Barlow of Adams County, Pa., responded for a house fire on Baptist Road at 2:19 a.m. Sunday. Units were out for 39 minutes.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
The gas tax increase Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Thursday will pay for weekend MARC service between Baltimore and D.C., roads and bridges throughout the state and construction on the Red and Purple lines to begin as soon as 2015. The first phase of the tax increase - 4 cents per gallon - will arrive in July, but officials already decided how to spend an $1.2 billion it will generate over the next six years. The tax is expected to increase at least three more times until July 2016, bringing the total tax increase to as much as 19.5 cents per gallon, according to state estimates released Thursday.  Here is the list of 10 projects officials announced immediately after the gas tax bill was signed:  $100 million to add weekend service to the MARC Penn line beginning this winter, two more round-trips on the Camden line during the week by next spring and new locomotives this summer.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,Sun Staff Writer | January 24, 1995
C A hearing tonight will help determine if a controversial bridge that links several northwest Baltimore County communities to Liberty Road will be rebuilt.The Buckingham Road Bridge, built more than 60 years ago over Gwynns Falls, gave residents in communities such as Villa Nova and Sudbrook Park access to Liberty Road.Those closer to Liberty Road say they don't want the bridge rebuilt; those farther east say they do, and the debate has antagonized many residents between the Liberty and Reisterstown Road corridors.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1996
In its 166 years, the Valley Inn has made it from the horse- and-buggy days to the computer era. Now the popular Brooklandville restaurant and bar may be facing its toughest challenge: The Beltway widening project.Tomorrow, the 370-foot-long Falls Road bridge that crosses Interstate 695 -- and is the main drag to the historic inn -- will close for eight months to make way for a 402-foot replacement.As State Highway Administration engineers chip away at the old expanse, the inn's famed mint juleps will be made while steaks and seafood sizzle under the broiler.
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By David Anderson and David Anderson,SUN STAFF | September 29, 2003
Contractors for the State Highway Administration have begun rebuilding the York Road bridge over the Baltimore Beltway, one in a series of Towson-area traffic improvements. The project, which state transportation officials expect to take two years, began Friday night as workers began setting up the work area, placing jersey barriers along the interchange ramps and putting up "work zone" signs. The work area will cover about half a mile of York Road, from Fairmount Avenue to Cavan Drive.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun | October 22, 1991
Margaret Darr is singing for joy over the opening of the new Falls Road Bridge in Baltimore County at 2 p.m. tomorrow, two months ahead of schedule.Mrs. Darr manages the WaWa convenience store just south of the bridge, which spans the Jones Falls north of Lake Avenue. The store has taken a financial beating since the old bridge closed in January and traffic was detoured away from its door."I'm over-excited. I'm ecstatic, I'm planning all kinds of things," Mrs. Darr said yesterday."I have lost between $1,000 and $1,200 a day. It's been a rough nine months."
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2000
Motorists already struggling with traffic on the north side of Interstate 695 can look forward to another headache starting tomorrow. Work will begin on replacement of the Providence Road bridge over the Beltway to make ready for a future widening of the loop's busy north side. The $3.5 million project will continue until September 2001, weather permitting, causing periodic night and early-morning lane closures on the Beltway. Providence Road will remain open during construction, although lanes might be shifted or single lanes closed.
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November 3, 1994
A photograph of the collapsed Buckingham Road bridge in yesterday's editions was incorrectly displayed over an article about political issues surrounding Baltimore County's program to repair rural roads damaged last winter. The Buckingham Road bridge, which was damaged by a school bus in 1992, has not been involved in the political controversy.The Sun regrets the errors.
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Aegis report | March 19, 2013
The Harford Creamery Road bridge over Little Deer Creek in White Hall is to be replaced this year, and the construction project will result in the roadway being closed to through traffic for about five months, according to the Harford County Department of Public Works, Division of Highways and Water Resources. An exact date for construction to begin will be announced about two weeks in advance, according to the county. Detour routes will be marked prior to the start of construction.
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February 6, 2013
Regarding the 5-cent gas tax for transportation, in order to be equitable the tax should apply to every Maryland county, and the state Motor Vehicle Administration should determine how many licensed vehicles are in the state to estimate how much tax revenue is needed statewide. That way, everyone who drives will share the cost of maintaining roads and bridges. If a household has more than one vehicle, it will use the roads more and thus pay more in taxes on gas. Those who use our roads pay should pay for their maintenance as well as for new transportation projects.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2012
The Baltimore-Washington Parkway reopened to traffic early Saturday morning, after the successful removal of segment of the West Nursery Road bridge overnight. The closures of the parkway, which is a major route to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, are part of an ongoing and sometimes troubled project to replace the bridges by rolling them down the highway and slotting them into position. Hurricane Sandy and construction mishaps had delayed the project, but the bridge over the northbound side of the parkway - also called Route 295 - was replaced last weekend.
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By Steve Kilar and Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2012
Road closures continue to accumulate as h igh-standing water, downed power lines and darkened intersections dot the region. A Maryland law that took effect Oct. 1 requires motorists approaching a darkened intersection to treat it as a four-way stop.The speed limit for highways is still 45 mph. The Bay Bridge reopened around 9 a.m. The Tydings Bridge, which carries Interstate 95 over the Susquehanna River, is open. The Key Bridge and the Hatem Bridge are open, with restrictions on tractor trailers and box trucks, the Maryland Transportation Administration reported.
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March 13, 2012
Over the past month, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has increased 25 cents in Maryland. As far as anyone can tell, the motorists of this state received no particular benefit from the change in price - aside from a lighter wallet or purse. Gasoline prices may rise higher yet, as they often do in the summer months when demand increases. Or, if the political tensions with Iran and its nuclear program dissipate, prices may actually go down as fear of supply interruptions diminishes.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 13, 2012
The Harford County Department of Public Works announced the Hess Road Bridge over the Little Gunpowder Falls in the Monkton area is closed to traffic daily through Thursday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The closures began Tuesday morning along one of the commuter routes from northwestern Harford County to points west and south in Baltimore County. The bridge closures will allow for testing of the substructure to evaluate the abutments' condition, according to a county news release.
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July 5, 1999
Homewood Road in Ellicott City will be closed on or about July 30 for about 220 days for replacement of the Homewood Road Bridge over the Middle Patuxent River.Traffic will be rerouted at Shepherd Lane and Route 108, and a temporary traffic signal installed at the intersection.The existing bridge was built in 1955.
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May 28, 2002
Carroll County Department Of Public Works has announced road construction projects for this week. For information on the projects below, contact Carroll County Bureau of Engineering, 410-386-2171. Pipe work: Buckhorn Road from Route 97 to Woodbine Road; Gillis Road from Woodbine Road to Route 27; Hoods Mill Road from Route 97 to Woodbine Road; Old Kays Mill Road from Kays Mill Road to Hughes Road. Road widening: Gorsuch Road from Route 140 to Center Street. Bridge painting: Linton Road bridge.
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February 27, 2012
When U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a Republican, recently called the House transportation bill the worst such measure he's seen in 35 years of public service, he was being kind. Surely, it's among the worst, most cynically partisan bills to ever threaten U.S. highway and transit infrastructure in all of recorded history. That's because the serious business of building and maintaining roads, bridges, rail systems and other vital transportation assets is usually among the most bipartisan of Congressional actions.
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Dan Rodricks | January 7, 2012
Just doin' the Google and putting the pieces together, in an attempt to determine Christopher H. Lee's political affiliation (without actually asking the man), and the good guess was Republican. Years ago, after his graduation from the Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Lee wrote speeches for two Republican lawmakers from Ohio, and in 1998, when he started his Highstar Capital investment company, he did so with uber-lobbyist and GOP insider Wayne Berman. Plus, he lives in Ruxton. So that pretty much marks Mr. Lee as a Republican, and probably a mainstream Romney Republican as opposed to the tea party kind of Republican.
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