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August 25, 2013
The State Highway Administration is scheduled to begin a resurfacing project Sunday on Route 216 (Scaggsville Road) at the U.S. 29 interchange in Howard County. Weather permitting, the $650,000 project will be complete in mid-September. Work will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. During those hours, motorists should anticipate lane closures with flagging on Route 216 and overnight closures of the exit ramp from southbound U.S. 29 to Route 216 and the ramp from Route 216 to southbound U.S. 29. Crews will remove the top layer of pavement, patch, overlay and restripe about a half-mile of roadway.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
For an agricultural operation that is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Maple Lawn Turkey Farm is adept at blending the old and the new. Tried-and-true methods still prevail at Maple Lawn. But the Fulton farm also embraces modern concepts, such as raising free-range birds and using large arrays of solar panels to generate enough electricity to offset what it consumes each year. And just in time for Thanksgiving, the turkey farm's success story will unfold on the airwaves Tuesday in the debut of a new half-hour TV series featuring farms across the state.
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NEWS
November 27, 1995
SCAGGSVILLE -- A woman driving east on Route 216 yesterday afternoon died after she swerved to avoid a grass cutter and hit her head on a fence post, police said.The woman's name was not released.
NEWS
August 25, 2013
The State Highway Administration is scheduled to begin a resurfacing project Sunday on Route 216 (Scaggsville Road) at the U.S. 29 interchange in Howard County. Weather permitting, the $650,000 project will be complete in mid-September. Work will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. During those hours, motorists should anticipate lane closures with flagging on Route 216 and overnight closures of the exit ramp from southbound U.S. 29 to Route 216 and the ramp from Route 216 to southbound U.S. 29. Crews will remove the top layer of pavement, patch, overlay and restripe about a half-mile of roadway.
NEWS
October 10, 1994
The State Highway Administration has completed the 416-space park-and-ride lot along Maryland Route 216, Scaggsville Road in Howard County.The project also includes an access road with acceleration and deceleration lanes along Route 216 west of U.S. 29 to accommodate park-and-ride traffic and lighting.The Mass Transit Administration's 929 Bus Route, Columbia to Silver Spring to Washington, will begin operating from the lot today. The park-and-ride replaces the stop across the street off U.S. 29. The schedule and one-way $3 fare remain the same.
NEWS
April 28, 1995
Southbound traffic on Interstate 95 in southern Howard County is likely to be snarled tomorrow morning as contractors for the State Highway Administration make emergency repairs to deteriorated pavement.The repairs will result in the closing of the two right lanes between the Route 216 overpass and the Prince George's County welcome sign between 5 a.m. and noon. Road crews will set up signs warning of the 1.5-mile lane closure and construction site. All northbound lanes will remain open.If it rains, the work will be rescheduled.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 8, 2002
SINCE THE Traffic Talk column began, I've received the most inquiries about Route 216 and U.S. 29 - and the most complaints about the junction of Route 32 and Broken Land Parkway. More on the latter in forthcoming columns. Keep your questions coming! Valerie Fraser of Scaggsville, just around the corner from the "T" intersection of Route 216 and Leishear Road, has several questions about Route 216. "My daughter's music tutor and his son were involved in a head-on accident there one morning about a year ago. We noted in December that, yet again, the guardrails were damaged - but this time there had been a fatality.
NEWS
By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff writer | May 1, 1991
The county's top state roads project, reconstruction of Route 216 from U.S. 29 to Interstate 95, has been delayed indefinitely and may never be built, the County Council was told Monday.Not only that, but the county is going to need to come up with at least $17 million more a year for the next 17 years to help pay for improvements to 13 other state roads, Public Works director James M. Irvin told the council.As a result, Irvin said, the county will have to "bite the bullet." He and budget analysts say that in future years, the county may have to raise taxes, receive developer contributions from an adequate facilities ordinance and defer other capital projects until schools and roads are paid for.A 14-cent increase per $100 of assessed value is already proposed in the fiscal 1992 budget.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | November 23, 1997
Two Democratic legislators from Columbia are proposing a resolution that would oppose new road connections on Route 216, possibly thwarting the Rouse Co.'s plan to build a 517-acre Columbia-style project in North Laurel.Rouse plans to build a loop road and connectors to other roads around the proposed development, which would include 1,410 single-family homes, townhouses and apartments on a site straddling Interstate 95, south of Gorman Road and north of Route 216.Del. Shane Pendergrass said the resolution would urge the State Highway Administration not to grant new access to the heavily traveled Route 216 until it is moved and opened to traffic between I-95 and U.S. 29."
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | October 8, 1993
Now that the State Highway Administration has decided where to build Route 100 through southern Ellicott City, county officials want to see another major highway project rescued from the bog of federal wetlands regulations."
NEWS
By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | August 16, 2013
Construction on a $2 million month-long resurfacing project on Interstate 95 in Howard County began Thursday evening, according to the State Highway Administration. The project will close lanes between Route 32 and Route 216 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. each evening. According to SHA, single-lane closures will begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Double-lane closures are possible after 9 p.m. on all nights, according to a SHA news release.  The release states the project is scheduled to be finished by mid-September, weather permitting, and that the speed limit in the work area will be reduced to 55 MPH during construction.  The project  includes grinding (removing the top layer of asphalt)
NEWS
July 27, 2012
As of 9 a.m. Friday, traffic was slow on Route 108 near Route 216 in Howard County, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Read Street in Baltimore City and Kane and Lombard streets in Baltimore City. Debris in the road was slowing traffic on I-95 northbound near Route 100 in Howard County. Traffic was slow on I-895 near the Steel Bridge, due to construction activity. Monument Street is closed between Wolfe Street and Patterson Park Avenue in east Baltimore, due to sinkhole repairs.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
As of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, traffic was slow at Maple Lawn Boulevard and Route 216 in Fulton, due to an accident. Accidents were disrupting traffic on Cooks Lane and Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore City and Putty Hill Avenue and Loch Raven Boulevard in Baltimore County. A vehicle fire was slowing traffic at Biddle Street and Guilford Avenue in Baltimore City. Debris in the road was blocking traffic on U.S. 50 eastbound at Route 424 in Anne Arundel County. Traffic was slow on I-895 at the Steel Bridge, due to construction activity.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2011
A 43-year-old Columbia man was hospitalized after his motorcycle collided with a Howard County police cruiser in North Laurel, county police said. Police said the accident occurred at about 9:40 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Route 216 and Leishear Road. The officer, identified as nine-year veteran Bryan Mason, was traveling with his emergency lights and siren activated when he slowed to enter the intersection and was struck by a Harley Davidson motorcycle being operated by Frederick Lee Adkins, according to Cpl. Christopher Krieger.
FEATURES
By JOHN LINDNER and JOHN LINDNER,SUN REPORTER | June 10, 2006
Beginning riders looking to enjoy their motorcycles away from the press of heavy traffic will find that Maryland boasts a number of roads less traveled. Riders may have to pass through some heavily traveled highways to get to them, though. With that in mind, here are five routes that offer beginners rides with lighter traffic and pleasant scenery. Falls Road to Route 30 --Beginning in Baltimore, catch Falls Road and take it north. At the Falls Road and Joppa Road intersection, turn left to stay on Falls Road.
NEWS
By SANDY ALEXANDER and SANDY ALEXANDER,SUN REPORTER | May 7, 2006
The Greater Highland Crossroads Association has a vision for the intersection of Routes 216 and 108: a common architectural style and attractive landscaping that preserves the rural character of the crossroads village. But the majority of property owners who will be subject to the association's new design guidelines feel that a valuable idea is being derailed by the details. The document makes numerous recommendations ranging from the size and material for buildings to the pitch of the roof, the type of signage and the spacing of boards in a picket fence.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | March 8, 1994
Motorists who have a tough time finding a space in the Park-N-Ride lot at Route 216 and U.S. 29 should get some relief this year.The State Highway Administration has announced that a contractor will begin building a larger, $880,000 lot on the west side of U.S. 29 and across 216 from the current lot in Scaggsville.The new lot will have 416 spaces, up from the existing lot's 73 spaces, and an access road with acceleration and deceleration lanes along Route 216."What will be particularly nice with the new lot is that it will be lighted and there will be a telephone directly in the lot. Currently, the closest phone is off-site," said Paula S. Martin, coordinator of the county's Commuter Assistance Office.
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | December 14, 1994
The construction of an interchange at the intersection of U.S. 29 and Route 216 is Howard County's highest priority road project, according to a list presented at a meeting of the county's public transportation board last night.The tentative list of projects prepared by a traffic consultant hired by the county also gives high priorities to capital improvements along the U.S. 1 corridor and Roxbury Mills Road.County traffic planners said they will use the list to help them decide what projects to ask for in next year's proposed budget.
NEWS
By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 21, 2005
ANN FINNERAN lives in Riverside Estates, near the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Her neighborhood's entrance is at the last remaining traffic light on U.S. 29 south in Howard, at Rivers Edge Road. There is no light for traffic headed north on U.S. 29 at this site. "The trauma is attempting to exit the neighborhood and get onto U.S. 29 north," she said. To do so, drivers must wait at the light, cross over U.S. 29 south, and then enter the left lane of northbound U.S. 29. From this position, drivers find it very difficult to take the next exit - to eastbound Route 32 - because the exit comes up so quickly.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 13, 2005
For years, it was only an item on a long wish list, but the $20.4 million expansion of Route 216, now completed and opened to motorists, is expected to greatly improve rush-hour traffic in Howard County. The project included relocating a section of heavily traveled Route 216 and construction of six lanes that stretch for 2.8 miles. It also provides a needed link between U.S. 29 and Interstate 95, two key expressways for commuters in the metropolitan area. "This was the No. 1 transportation priority in Howard County for many years," said James M. Irvin, director of the county's Department of Public Works.
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