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October 25, 2012
The State Highway Administration is lending reflective vests to children in costume and their chaperones on Halloween, Oct. 31, as part of the the annual Vests for Visibility program. The vests will be available, free of charge, at SHA maintenance facilities Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 29-31, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be returned by Friday, Nov. 9. In Carroll County, the vests are available at the Westminster SHA Shop, 150 Wyndtryst Drive, Westminster (410-876-2061)
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
A contracted highway worker for the State Highway Administration died Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle in a work zone in St. Michaels, according to the SHA and Maryland State Police. John Kenneth Shahan, 40, of Denton, was controlling traffic near the intersection of Saint Michaels and Deep Water Point roads about 1:40 p.m. when he was struck by a 2005 Chrysler Sebring convertible, police said. Shahan was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with serious injuries, and died there Sunday evening, police said.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | May 10, 1999
For more than 35 years, Robert Lambdin tried to keep Maryland's traffic from jamming, helping to figure out which highways to build and where.It was no easy job. As a senior forecaster for the State Highway Administration, Mr. Lambdin had to tell his bosses not just how many cars and trucks might use a given strip of road today, but how many might use the road 20 years from now.He was considered an expert at his job, the dean of traffic forecasters in...
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
A primary road carrying motorists between Baltimore and Carroll counties will be closed overnight beginning July 14, according to the State Highway Administration. Work on the bridge carrying MD 140 over the Liberty Reservoir will close the road for traffic between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. beginning Monday, July 14. Work should be complete after three nights of work, weather pending, according to SHA. The closures will allow for steel to be set on the bridge, enabling SHA to rehabilitate the bridge, replace the deck and widen shoulders.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2012
They look like poppy seeds with legs as they tumble out of two pint containers and onto the leaves of a scraggly vine sunning itself near a pine tree. But looks deceive. In a split second, the 500 bugs attack the plant like vegan conventioneers at an all-you-can-eat salad bar, chewing the leaves and burrowing into the stems. These are some of the smallest state employees - weevils, actually - doing work usually carried out by chemicals and earth-moving equipment. Their meal is an invasive Asian plant that arrived in York County, Pa., in the mid-1930s and has spread since to 12 East Coast states.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
William K. "Bill" Lee III, who rose from being a State Roads Commission laborer to chief engineer for the State Highway Administration, died Tuesday from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Cockeysville resident was 82. "What Bill Lee had was the very rare combination of people and technical skills. Not all technical people have people skills, but he knew how to manage and everyone loved him," said William K. Hellman, a former state transportation secretary and a former partner in the Baltimore civil engineering firm of Rummel Klepper & Kahl.
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October 1, 1998
An article in the Carroll County edition of The Sun yesterday should have said that County Commissioner Donald I. Dell attended a State Highway Administration meeting Tuesday night Eldersburg.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 10/01/98
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July 9, 2000
1 The State Highway Administration will be widening U.S. 1, between Route 175 and Meadowridge Road. This construction will occur over the next few years.
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June 8, 1995
The State Highway Administration will hold a public hearing Tuesday to discuss the proposed Solomons Island Road widening project.The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at Central Middle School, 221 Central Ave., Edgewater. The proposed project covers about one mile from Virginia Avenue to south of Pike Ridge Road.Requests to speak at the hearing should be submitted by tomorrow to Robert Schneider, Project Manager, Project Planning Division, State Highway Administration, 707 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202-0717.
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December 19, 2006
Last week, Watchdog reported that the Exit 8A sign on the Baltimore Beltway inaccurately reported the distance to the Harbor Tunnel Thruway (Interstate 895). On Saturday, workers replaced the overhead sign with one showing the correct distance, according to Maryland State Highway Administration spokesman David Buck.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Lane closures on eastbound Route 50 in Annapolis that began Tuesday night for repairs to a partially-collapsed drain pipe beneath the roadway will continue Thursday, according to the State Highway Administration. Planned closures on Wednesday night have been delayed due to expected thunderstorms in the area. The collapse caused a sinkhole to form in the roadway in June, but was only addressed with a temporary fix at the time. The work ahead will include full closures of the eastbound highway near the exit for Aris T. Allen Boulevard, the SHA said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
If you notice orange lights, ribbons and banners on state highway vehicles and administrative buildings this month, consider them reminders to take extra care when driving through the hundreds of highway work zones popping up this spring and summer. As part of National Work Zone Awareness Month, the State Highway Administration is launching a new "Go Orange" pilot program this week aimed at reinforcing the idea that work zones should be taken seriously. After all, they are notoriously dangerous areas.
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By Michael Dresser | February 6, 2014
Two Maryland departments that have  taken their share of knocks got some good news Thursday as they were among the big winners in a competition between agencies over which are doing the best job of conserving energy. Underscoring his personal interest in the effort, Gov. Martin O'Malley turned out to present the first Maryland Energy Cup to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for the best performance in total energy reduction. According to the administration, the department has cut energy consumption by 47 percent since 2008 -- aided by an efficiency project at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville that yielded an 80 percent cut in the facility's use of natural gas. Also recognized was the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services for being the most improved agency -- having jumped from ninth place to second place in energy use reduction since 2008 with a 41 percent cut. The State Highway Administration and Maryland Military Department also received awards.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
A highway worker was killed Friday afternoon in an accident on the inner loop of Interstate 695 near Liberty Road in Baltimore County, according to police and highway officials. John C. Kahl, 54, of Port Deposit was completing landscaping for a State Highway Administration project in the Pikesville area when the collision occurred about 2 p.m., said Maryland State Police Sgt. Marc, Black, Sr. Kahl was employed by Erosion Control & Landscape Service, a subcontractor for the highway administration.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
Crews have reopened the right lane of eastbound Pulaski Highway in White Marsh after a discovery of erosion caused an emergency closure, the State Highway Administration said Thursday. The work involved back filling an area beneath the road south of White Marsh Boulevard, near the bridge that carries the highway over White Marsh Run, the SHA said. Initial estimates were that the work, which began Wednesday and disrupted traffic, could take several days. The state granted a $50,000 contract to Hunt Valley-based Brawner Builders to complete the repair work.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
I read the letter regarding the State Highway Administration sign shop with interest until I noticed a lack of interest on the writer's part about the financial soundness of the state making its own signs ("Private sector should make Md. road signs," Aug. 24). After learning of writer Roger A. Campos' minority business interests, his true intentions became clear. It is a shame that he sees a government operation as a source of income without regard for improving the operation. No where in the letter did he demonstrate how minority or small-business involvement would benefit anyone other than the businesses he represents.
NEWS
July 18, 1998
An editorial on Thursday mistakenly identified a Lutherville community that has been denied sound barriers by the State Highway Administration. The community is Longford North, and it is located near Interstate 83.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 7/18/98
NEWS
January 26, 2001
The State Highway Administration has rescheduled the next meeting of a panel considering possible changes to Route 32 in western Howard County. Members will meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. Information: 410-545-8571.
NEWS
August 21, 2013
As a Maryland resident and advocate for increased business opportunities for small and minority businesses struggling to survive in today's uncertain economy, I find the recent article about the State Highway Administration's Sign Shop fabricating 8,500 to 9,500 signs per year troubling ("Sign shop helps you on your way," Aug. 17). There are many private sector sign shops in Maryland that should be doing this work. Making signs is not a legitimate function of government. This is an example of government in-sourcing at its worst where the government has no business being in this business and taking away jobs from small and minority businesses.
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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)
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