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April 8, 1992
State Highway Administration work crews began work this week aimed at reducing traffic congestion and the number of accidents on Route 175 at Thunder Hill Road in Columbia.The current westbound right lane on Route 175 is shared by motorists turning onto Thunder Hill and motorists going through the intersection to exit onto northbound U.S.29. The $63,000 project will add an extra right lane exclusively forright turns onto Thunder Hill Road.The contractor -- Ratrie, Robbins & Schweizer Inc. of Baltimore -- will have to close lanes intermittently between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The project is expected to be finished in late spring.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
The Maryland Department of Transportation has been awarded $10 million in federal funding to widen a stretch of Route 175 in Anne Arundel County that is contributing to congestion around an expanding Fort Meade. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery or TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be used to widen the heavily-used corridor between Disney and Reece roads, U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, both Maryland Democrats, announced Tuesday.
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September 16, 1997
Contractors have begun turning Telegraph Road between Route 175 and Odenton Road into a nearly quarter-mile section of Piney Orchard Parkway, a $1.5 million county project.Crest Contracting Co. of Cockeysville will widen the road from two lanes to four, install sidewalks and build a landscaped median. Crews will work between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drivers should beware of lane shifts.The project, expected to be completed in the spring, is one of of the transportation improvements planned for the Odenton area as part of the Odenton Town Center plan.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Work will begin Thursday on a long-planned project to expand a portion of Route 29 in Howard County that is considered a "major commuter bottleneck" near Columbia's town center, officials said. The $32.7 million project will see three miles of northbound Route 29 widened from two to three lanes from just north of Route 32 to just south of Route 175. The work will also remove direct access points from residential streets onto Route 29 in the area, furthering the transition of the road into a controlled-access highway.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2010
Two people were killed and two were hurt in a morning collision on eastbound Route 175 that closed the roadway for several hours, according to Howard County police. A 2004 Saturn Ion traveling westbound on Route 175 crossed the median at 7:58 a.m. and struck a 2010 Dodge Caravan traveling eastbound head-on, said police spokeswoman Elizabeth Schroen. The Dodge was then struck by a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe, also traveling eastbound, police say, and a 2009 Toyota Corolla was damaged by debris from the accident at Tamar Drive.
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June 17, 1996
The State Highway Administration will close the Route 175 bridge over the Amtrak tracks in Odenton from 10 p.m. tomorrowto 5 a.m. Wednesday.During the closure, workers will pour a concrete bridge deck as part of the $1.6 million project to replace and widen the now four-lane bridge. The project, expected to be completed next spring, will add a center turn lane.Motorists eastbound on Route 175 should use Route 32 east to Route 170 south to Route 175. Motorists traveling west on Route 175 should use Route 170 north to Route 32 west to Route 175.If weather delays the work, the bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday.
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September 20, 2000
Two vehicles were involved in a minor accident at 8:30 a.m. yesterday that temporarily shut down Route 175. Minor injuries occurred in the crash, and the gas tank on one of the cars cracked; fuel leaked onto the highway. Howard police closed the road to bring in a truck and spread sand on the fuel. The road opened soon after.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF Reporter Dan Morse contributed to this article | May 22, 1996
The 12-member task force formed earlier this month to study ways to ease traffic congestion at intersections in east Columbia met for the first time last night and reviewed long- and short-term options.The Route 175 task force plans to make its recommendations in eight weeks.By then, State Highway Administration officials -- who must approve plans for any new intersection designs -- may have reached a decision about the proposed controversial dispersed movement intersection.Last night, task force co-chairman Ronald G. Lepson, chief of the county's engineering bureau, reported that County Executive Charles I. Ecker added $15.5 million yesterday to his proposed capital budget to pay for a $14 million partial cloverleaf and some short-term traffic solutions.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1997
A collision between a tractor-trailer and a van closed part of the intersection of Route 175 and U.S. 1 for five hours early yesterday, Howard County police said.Shortly after midnight, the driver of the tractor-trailer, John Langston Crawley Jr. of Richmond, Va., ran a red light and collided with the van, according to a police report.One of the tractor-trailer's fuel tanks ruptured, and 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the road.State and county officials closed the eastbound lanes of Route 175 at the intersection while the spill was cleaned up, police said.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | April 30, 1993
A woman was killed and her 12-year-old son critically injure yesterday when a dump truck ran a red light and collided with two vehicles on Route 175 in Columbia, Howard County police said.Suzanne Bice, 43, of Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene of the 3:30 p.m. accident, police said. Her son, Phillip, was in critical condition last night at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.Police said the truck, driven by David Bernstein of Finksburg in Carroll County, was carrying a load of stones east on Route 175 when it moved into the intersection of Thunder Hill Road and struck Ms. Bice's Subaru and a Toyota Camry.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
A Carroll County man whose Toyota Prius was struck in a crash in Jessup Friday morning has died, Anne Arundel County police said Sunday. Gregory Alan Cassagne, 59, of New Windsor died Saturday night at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to police. His 2009 Toyota Prius was struck about 7 a.m. Friday by a 2009 Nissan Altima as it turned left onto westbound MD Route 175 from Max Blobs Park Road, police said. An investigation determined that the driver of the Prius failed to yield to the other car, according to police.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | January 22, 2014
An 84-year-old Columbia man who had been missing since Tuesday, leading Howard County police to issue a Silver Alert, was found safe Wednesday morning, police said. Seyed Ahmad Ghozati, 84, who was last seen by a family member at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday when he left their home in the 7500 block of Summer Leave Lane in Columbia, was found safe and unharmed in his vehicle in Susquehanna State Park in Harford County Wednesday, Howard police said. Police said Ghozati went to make a delivery in Ellicott City for a courier service he works for on Tuesday.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
While some parts of western Anne Arundel County, including Hanover and Crofton, have boomed with retail development, Odenton has largely been passed by. But a new report commissioned by county economic development officials suggests Odenton has desirable demographics — educated, affluent homeowners who could support two more grocery stores and more restaurants. "There is strong demand for certain kinds of retail in Odenton," said Mary Burkholder, executive vice president of the Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corp., which commissioned the $15,000 study of Odenton's retail environment.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2013
Seven people were injured Saturday morning in a crash involving five vehicles on Route 175 in Columbia, according to Howard County police. Two of the people have life-threatening injuries, police said. The crash happened shortly before noon on the eastbound side of Route 175 near Route 108, according to police. The road remained partially closed Saturday afternoon and police said motorists should expect significant delays in the area. No information about the cause of the crash was immediately available.
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By Joe Burris and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
An accident with injury reported in Anne Arundel County on MD 175 West at the Baltimore Washington Parkway has closed the westbound shoulder at 8:32 a.m. Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation. In other incidents, all lanes have been reopened on Route 198 West in Laurel after a fatal accident shut down all westbound traffic for more than an hour, according to DOT and Prince George's County officials. DOT reported a two-vehicle collision at 7:04 a.m. About 7:22 a.m. Prince George's Fire and EMS officials said that the fatality involved a motorcycle on Route 198 and Sweitzer Lane in Laurel, adding that the accident was being cleared.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2013
Fort Meade officials plan to close the main gate of the Army base in Anne Arundel County on Saturday, but police said they didn't not have plans to limit traffic on surrounding roads during a mass demonstration for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. Officials expect hundreds to march in support of Manning, the former Potomac resident and Montgomery College student who has acknowledged giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Manning has been charged with aiding the enemy and violating the Espionage Act. His court martial begins at Fort Meade on Monday.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | November 15, 1994
Hoping to alleviate the traffic congestion at one of Howard County's most crowded areas, county and state officials will unveil two plans tomorrow night for improving the Route 175-Snowden River Parkway intersection.One proposal is to add lanes to Snowden River to allow more cars to pass through the intersection during each green light. The other -- the one preferred by state and county planners -- is to construct a partial cloverleaf interchange that would remove the stoplight and permit traffic to pass over Snowden River without stopping.
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April 25, 2013
I would like to suggest that our county officials need to practice what they preach - Choose Civility. Recently after coming back from an event in Baltimore City we returned via Route 175 and were shocked to see the bright lights of Blandair on full blast at just after 10 p.m. It was the first time that we became aware of why some of our fellow residents in Oakland Mills were so adamant in their dislike of these lights which are basically now in...
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The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, traffic was slow on I-95 near Route 175, due to an accident. Ridge Road was closed at Kate Wagner Road in Westminster, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on Falls Road near Coppermine Terrace in Baltimore County, Route 100 westbound near Ritchie Highway in Anne Arundel County, Route 100 eastbound near Snowden River Parkway in Howard County, Route 543 near Philadelphia Road in Harford County and the inner loop of I-695 near Washington Boulevard.
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