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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2012
The first of the travel season's "go early, go late" advisories for the Bay Bridge is in effect this weekend as thousands of visitors head for Springfest 2012 in Ocean City . The Maryland Transportation Authority said motorists should avoid high traffic volume Thursday through Sunday by traveling to the annual spring block party during off-peak hours. If eastbound traffic conditions warrant it, the westbound span will operate with two-way traffic. The best times to travel this weekend are: Thursday before 2 p.m. and after 10 p.m.; Friday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.; Saturday before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m.; Sunday before 11 a.m. and after 10 p.m. Officials note that full westbound bridge closures, with two-way traffic on the eastbound span, are scheduled during overnight hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday to accommodate maintenance work.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
The Maryland Department of Transportation is reporting that a multi-vehicle accident on southbound I-95 in Harford County prior to Churchville Road this morning has been cleared. Elsewhere, there's roadwork being conducted on I-95 just prior to the beltway. In Anne Arundel County, use caution in the area of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, as traffic is expected to be heavy in regard to the Military Bowl later today. The Maryland Transit Administration says MARC is operating on an "S" schedule on the Brunswick and Penn Line.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Nearly two years after opening, the Intercounty Connector is meeting revenue projections for the state as traffic volumes on the toll road continue to build, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Last fiscal year, drivers made 17.2 million trips on the ICC, raising revenue of $39.59 million, according to the audited financial data for fiscal year 2013 released Thursday. Projections were for revenues of $39.56 million. Traffic volume on the highway, which cuts east-to-west from Interstate 95 in the South Laurel area of Prince George's County to I-270 in the North Potomac area of Montgomery County, has reached about 40,000 vehicles per day, the MdTA said.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2013
As of 9:15 a.m., traffic was easing throughout the region, though volumes were still heavy on the west side of the beltway. The State Highway Administration is reminding motorists that there's a new traffic pattern in effect at White Marsh Boulevard (Route 43). The northbound exit ramps from Interstate 95 onto both eastbound and westbound White Marsh Boulevard have been converted into a single exit — exit 67. Commuters should take this new single ramp if they are getting onto White Marsh Boulevard — once you are on it, it splits to go in either east or west directions.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,john-john.williams@baltsun.com | December 29, 2008
Darcey Rakestraw and her 2-year-old daughter Amel munched on a grilled chicken Caesar salad as they sat on a bench outside of the bustling Maryland House yesterday afternoon in near 70-degree weather. The pit stop was the second on their way home to Alexandria, Va., from Tarrytown, N.Y., where they had been visiting family friends since the day after Christmas. "It has been a pretty uneventful trip," Rakestraw said, adding that uneventful is a good thing when you're the mother of a toddler.
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October 7, 1994
Even though Maryland State Highway Administration statistics may say otherwise, anyone who drove Route 140 during 1993 knew that there were a lot more cars on the road than the year before. Carroll County and state transportation planners should not be mislead by the ill-executed 1992 traffic count.If the SHA's count is to be believed, the number of cars passing through Westminster declined by about 10,000 cars a day. In 1992, about 55,000 vehicles passed by the Cranberry Mall every day. By 1993, the average was about 45,100.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
In anticipation of heavy traffic downtown due to the NFL season-opening concert and Orioles game, state transportation officials on Thursday issued advisories well before the festivities began. Country music singer Keith Urban was slated to perform the NFL's Kickoff Concert at the Inner Harbor beginning at 6 p.m., and the Orioles are slated to play the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards beginning at 7:05 p.m. At 5:15 p.m., the Maryland Transportation Authority posted on its Twitter page, "Heavy traffic expected Downtown/Inner Harbor due to NFL kickoff event & Orioles game.
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By Aaron Chang and Shona Mitteldorf | May 19, 2011
What if a single idea could create jobs, offer low-cost goods to shoppers and creatively repurpose vacant property in economically depressed neighborhoods throughout Baltimore? Not many new businesses are eager to open in such neighborhoods, although they are the very places that most need a shot of economic vitality. Our vision is to take an abandoned property and transform it into a store where community members can buy and sell lightly used items that they no longer need. If successful, the project could be replicated in similar communities throughout the city, increasing economic activity and strengthening neighborhoods.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | July 9, 1993
If she can avoid it, North Laurel resident Pat Flynn steers clear of the Route 216 and Baltimore Avenue intersection.The crossroads is a disaster waiting to happen, say Mrs. Flynn and others in the community, who for years have been asking State Highway Administration officials to install a traffic light."
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun reporter | November 22, 2006
After months of miles-long traffic jams, the Delaware Department of Transportation opened all four southbound lanes of Interstate 95 yesterday just in time for the Thanksgiving rush. And today it will open all four northbound lanes. The news couldn't come at a more opportune time for Maryland drivers heading to the Northeast for the holiday. The department closed two lanes in each direction in September to complete an I-95 bridge deck replacement project at Delaware Route 72 (South Chapel Street)
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Nearly two years after opening, the Intercounty Connector is meeting revenue projections for the state as traffic volumes on the toll road continue to build, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Last fiscal year, drivers made 17.2 million trips on the ICC, raising revenue of $39.59 million, according to the audited financial data for fiscal year 2013 released Thursday. Projections were for revenues of $39.56 million. Traffic volume on the highway, which cuts east-to-west from Interstate 95 in the South Laurel area of Prince George's County to I-270 in the North Potomac area of Montgomery County, has reached about 40,000 vehicles per day, the MdTA said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
In anticipation of heavy traffic downtown due to the NFL season-opening concert and Orioles game, state transportation officials on Thursday issued advisories well before the festivities began. Country music singer Keith Urban was slated to perform the NFL's Kickoff Concert at the Inner Harbor beginning at 6 p.m., and the Orioles are slated to play the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards beginning at 7:05 p.m. At 5:15 p.m., the Maryland Transportation Authority posted on its Twitter page, "Heavy traffic expected Downtown/Inner Harbor due to NFL kickoff event & Orioles game.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2012
If you stayed put this Thanksgiving, you weren't home alone. Despite experts projecting a slight increase in travel, it appears Maryland's busiest highways were a little less crowded. Superstorm Sandy may have had a role in spoiling holiday plans. Total traffic from Tuesday through Sunday at the Fort McHenry Tunnel was down 2.4 percent over the same period last year, the Bay Bridge volume dropped 1.5 percent and Interstate 95 slipped 1.1 percent, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2012
The first of the travel season's "go early, go late" advisories for the Bay Bridge is in effect this weekend as thousands of visitors head for Springfest 2012 in Ocean City . The Maryland Transportation Authority said motorists should avoid high traffic volume Thursday through Sunday by traveling to the annual spring block party during off-peak hours. If eastbound traffic conditions warrant it, the westbound span will operate with two-way traffic. The best times to travel this weekend are: Thursday before 2 p.m. and after 10 p.m.; Friday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.; Saturday before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m.; Sunday before 11 a.m. and after 10 p.m. Officials note that full westbound bridge closures, with two-way traffic on the eastbound span, are scheduled during overnight hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday to accommodate maintenance work.
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By Aaron Chang and Shona Mitteldorf | May 19, 2011
What if a single idea could create jobs, offer low-cost goods to shoppers and creatively repurpose vacant property in economically depressed neighborhoods throughout Baltimore? Not many new businesses are eager to open in such neighborhoods, although they are the very places that most need a shot of economic vitality. Our vision is to take an abandoned property and transform it into a store where community members can buy and sell lightly used items that they no longer need. If successful, the project could be replicated in similar communities throughout the city, increasing economic activity and strengthening neighborhoods.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,john-john.williams@baltsun.com | December 29, 2008
Darcey Rakestraw and her 2-year-old daughter Amel munched on a grilled chicken Caesar salad as they sat on a bench outside of the bustling Maryland House yesterday afternoon in near 70-degree weather. The pit stop was the second on their way home to Alexandria, Va., from Tarrytown, N.Y., where they had been visiting family friends since the day after Christmas. "It has been a pretty uneventful trip," Rakestraw said, adding that uneventful is a good thing when you're the mother of a toddler.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1996
For years, traffic in the 1190 block of Ramblewood Drive in Cape St. Claire was two-way, with a steep hill that limited visibility.After a minor head-on collision in 1994 at the crest of the hill and complaints from neighbors, the block was made one-way northbound.Now, the one-block stretch between Sea Green and Chestnut Tree drives may be changed to one-way southbound because of several complaints about the inconvenience of having to circle the block to leave the community."I don't want to hear that garbage," said Phyllis Gordon, a 22-year resident of Ramblewood Drive who opposes the change.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 28, 1998
SPEED HUMPS, the latest development in speed control on county roads, are sprouting up in many of our neighborhoods, and they are proving effective.These ripples in the road are 2 to 3 inches high and up to 22 feet long (in the direction of the traffic). They are smaller than the more familiar, vertebrae-altering speed bumps, which are 6 to 8 inches high and 8 to 16 inches long.Unlike the more abrupt speed bumps, speed humps rise 3 inches in 6 feet, then are flat for 10 feet, then drop 3 inches in 6 feet.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun reporter | November 22, 2006
After months of miles-long traffic jams, the Delaware Department of Transportation opened all four southbound lanes of Interstate 95 yesterday just in time for the Thanksgiving rush. And today it will open all four northbound lanes. The news couldn't come at a more opportune time for Maryland drivers heading to the Northeast for the holiday. The department closed two lanes in each direction in September to complete an I-95 bridge deck replacement project at Delaware Route 72 (South Chapel Street)
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1998
Two state legislators from Howard County have criticized state highway officials for not being more stringent with a developer of a 1,201-home mixed-use development in North Laurel.Sen. Martin G. Madden and Del. John S. Morgan, both of whom represent North Laurel, said the State Highway Administration's request for a "D" level of service at the intersections of Route 216 and a proposed loop road is inadequate.If the intersections hadn't received at least a "D" rating, the project might have been slowed.
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