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January 4, 1996
A Westminster woman was treated and released from Carroll County General Hospital on Tuesday after an accident on Route 26.Police said yesterday that a sports car driven by Andrea Marie Dorsey, 29, of the 15300 block of Liberty Road hit a tractor-trailer about 11 a.m. Tuesday as she tried to pass it while traveling east on Route 26 near Woodbine Road.The tractor-trailer, driven by James Louis Perry, 42, of Woodbine, was trying to turn right into Westminster Bank and Trust, police said.Reports said the 1995 Ford truck had moved into the left lane because of the bank's narrow entrance and the trailer's length.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
As of 9 a.m. Friday, traffic was slow on Route 26 at Klees Mills Road in Carroll County, due to an accident. Main Street was closed in Ellicott City from Old Columbia Pike to Westchester Road, due to cleanup from the CSX train derailment. The recommended detour is Route 40 westbound. 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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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | December 5, 1993
A 22-year-old Union Bridge man was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after his car collided with another car on U.S. Route 26 at the on ramp to U.S. Route 97 about 6 p.m. Thursday.Thomas Lee Plunkert Jr. of the 13400 block of New Windsor Road was driving west on Liberty Road when an unidentified vehicle pulled in front of him, causing him to swerve left to avoid striking it, state police said.Police said Mr. Plunkert lost control of his 1993 Plymouth Laser and it collided with an eastbound car, then spun off the highway into a ditch.
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Sports Digest | November 27, 2011
MISL Blast wins 3rd in row, routing Lancers, 26-9 The Blast improved to 3-1 in the Major Indoor Soccer League with a 26-9 win over the Rochester Lancers on Saturday. Eight Blast players, including newly signed Shaun David and rookies Mike Deasel and J.T. Noone , scored in Baltimore's third straight victory. Adauto Neto and Machel Millwood each scored two first-quarter goals to give the Blast a 12-3 lead. Max Ferdinand also contributed a first-quarter goal, and David recorded a goal and two assists in his first quarter with the Blast.
NEWS
September 3, 2006
State Highway Administration will hold an open house for residents and business owners interested in the Route 26/32 reconstruction project from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department on Route 32. SHA planners will answer questions about the project's effect on homes and businesses along Route 32. Some property acquisition is necessary for road improvements, officials said. The open house will not include a formal presentation, but two public briefings on the project are scheduled for this month.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | May 11, 1995
State highway officials agreed yesterday to talk to Wal-Mart about changing an entrance to its planned store on Route 26 in Eldersburg to avoid potential traffic problems.But the state made no promises because the store has the necessary county approval to build its shopping center with access to Route 26.Residents are worried that more development at Routes 26 and 32 will bring traffic to a halt. The County Commissioners asked highway officials yesterday to take some action."Public safety is the top priority," Commissioner W. Benjamin Brown said.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2001
After months of meetings to develop improvements to Route 26 through Eldersburg and a workshop that drew more than 100 residents, Maryland highway planners are reviewing the comments before making a decision on the sorely needed project, which could cost as much as $23 million. As many as 37,500 vehicles travel daily along the highway, also known as Liberty Road. The population of Eldersburg, Carroll County's fastest-growing area, has tripled to 30,000 in a little more than 20 years. Many Eldersburg residents have complained that the road is not suited to the traffic volume and that numerous entry points - as many as 100 in a one-mile stretch - make it unsafe.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 20, 2000
The county commissioners have appointed a 15-member committee to work with the State Highway Administration on a road improvement study of Route 26 in Eldersburg, the community's main thoroughfare. The state and Carroll each have committed $200,000 to the initial phase of the work, which will look at a segment of the highway from Route 32 to the Baltimore County line at Liberty Reservoir. The 1-mile stretch is South Carroll's most congested road and one of the county's busiest routes. More than 32,000 vehicles a day travel through Eldersburg on the highway, also known as Liberty Road.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1996
An elderly couple was killed yesterday on the Liberty Dam reservoir bridge near Eldersburg when their car was struck head-on by a pickup truck, said state police at the Westminster barracks.The two people in the car, whose identities were being withheld pending notification of relatives, were pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the 6: 17 p.m. crash, according to police.The unidentified driver of the pickup truck was flown by a state police MedEvac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was in critical condition, police said.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | November 26, 1998
With Carroll County planning commission's push to improve roads in the Eldersburg area, residents of Carroll's most populated area might get relief from traffic congestion.Proposed improvements would divert traffic from the area's main intersection at Routes 26 and 32, which traffic experts predict will cause major delays within the next few years.At peak hours, motorists often wait through two lights before crossing the area's main intersection. Daily traffic counts reach 34,000 vehicles on Route 26 and exceed 21,000 on Route 32, a road many use to reach Columbia and Interstates 70 and 95."
NEWS
October 14, 2007
The State Highway Administration is set to begin an $8.5 million construction project to improve safety and ease congestion for more than 30,000 drivers along Route 32 (Sykesville Road) between Route 26 (Liberty Road) and Macbeth Way/Piney Branch Parkway in Eldersburg. Weather permitting, the half-mile project should be completed by fall next year. As a county priority, the Carroll commissioners contributed $2.4 million to move the project forward. The project includes the installation of a full traffic signal at Route 32 and Macbeth Way to improve safety and help facilitate enhanced access to Route 32 between Macbeth Way and Piney Ridge Parkway.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | September 16, 2007
Completing designs for main stretches of Route 32 and Route 26 in South Carroll, securing funds for the reconstruction of Route 140 in Westminster and addressing congestion on state roads as drivers enter the county are priorities the Carroll County commissioners and its state delegation will discuss with the state transportation secretary in a meeting Wednesday. With state highway dollars drying up and projects lagging, county officials will need to decide if it is worth putting the jurisdiction's own money up to expedite the process, South Carroll Del. Susan W. Krebs said.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun reporter | August 5, 2007
Within the next 30 years, Carroll County residents could drive along a Manchester bypass, zip through lanes added to expanded state roads or bike half a dozen new trails, according to a draft plan for transportation throughout the Baltimore region. Prepared by the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, the plan includes about 90 capital projects planned from 2013 to 2035. It divides an anticipated $33.4 billion in federal and state funding into three categories: operations, preservation and expansion.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,sun reporter | March 11, 2007
Maryland's new secretary of transportation is discouraging a Carroll County commissioner from lobbying for federal dollars for a highway project that is also underscoring growing tensions on the local board. Commissioner Michael D. Zimmer's proposed extension of U.S. 29 from Howard County would bisect Carroll and include bypasses of Westminster and Taneytown. "We would encourage the county not to pursue separate federal ... funding for independent projects," Secretary John D. Porcari recently wrote in a letter to Zimmer.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun reporter | November 12, 2006
Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley could redirect state funding priorities away from roads and toward public transportation - which could disrupt some desired projects in Carroll County, said South Carroll Del. Susan W. Krebs. O'Malley, who questioned highway projects similar to the Hampstead Bypass, favors growth plans that overlook the need for new highways to manage increased traffic, she said. O'Malley, a Democrat, will succeed Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in January. "Ehrlich got roads back on the map," said Krebs, a Republican.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | September 10, 2006
The State Highway Administration is moving forward with a long-awaited Route 32 reconstruction project in Eldersburg to ease congestion and curb accidents. The $8.5 million, half-mile project, from south of Macbeth Way to Route 26 (Liberty Road), should go out to bid in November, with construction to begin next summer. State engineers met with the Carroll County commissioners and held an information session in Sykesville last week to explain design changes for the project, which includes $2.5 million in county funds.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2000
The State Highway Administration has asked the county to appoint a citizens group to assist in a study of the Route 26 corridor through Eldersburg, one of South Carroll's most congested roads. The state and Carroll have each committed $200,000 to the initial phase of the study, which will look at a segment of the highway from Route 32 to the Baltimore County line at Liberty Reservoir. Carroll has included funding for construction improvements to the highway, also known as Liberty Road, in its capital improvement budget.
NEWS
September 3, 2006
State Highway Administration will hold an open house for residents and business owners interested in the Route 26/32 reconstruction project from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department on Route 32. SHA planners will answer questions about the project's effect on homes and businesses along Route 32. Some property acquisition is necessary for road improvements, officials said. The open house will not include a formal presentation, but two public briefings on the project are scheduled for this month.
NEWS
June 28, 2006
Jewish group raises record amount in funds drive The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore raised a record $32.25 million during its 2006 campaign, President Marc B. Terrill announced yesterday. About two-thirds of the money will be used to support the federation's 19 local agencies, the organization said. The rest will help pay for programs overseas. The money will help 1,000 seniors access social service programs in their apartment buildings, allow 5,000 youths and parents to take part in addiction-prevention programs, and help provide food and medicine for 250,000 elderly Jews living in the former Soviet Union, the organization said.
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