Friday, April 12, 2013
State Highway Administration working to improve frequently jammed intersection.
Motorists traveling through the intersection of Route 1 and East West Highway may encounter some road-work related delays over the next few months as the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) works on a $900,000 project to improve the intersection. The SHA will be constructing a new left turn lane on northbound Baltimore Avenue to help increase the number of cars which can move through the intersection. Currently, drivers waiting to turn left at Baltimore Avenue and East West Highway during rush hour often cause backups which can extend for blocks. SHA crews will also be replacing curbs and gutters along southbound Baltimore Avenue, upgrade curb ramps and sidewalks to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act, drainage …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Icy conditions could occur at the onset of the morning rush hour.
The Maryland State Highway Administration strongly urges motorists to avoid traveling early Thursday morning, especially before dawn. "Stay off the roads early [Thursday] morning, so that SHA crews have the opportunity to proactively treat roadways before morning rush hour," SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said in a news release. "When you step out and see ice on your doorstep, you can assume that roads will be icy as well. Also remember that conditions can change rapidly within just a few miles, and we ask motorists to remain on guard and exercise extreme caution tonight and tomorrow morning." The SHA warns that those traveling during inclement weather and poor conditions pose a threat to themselves, first responders and other drivers…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The State Highway Administration’s proposal to close off the median access point at Oliver Street, among other changes, deemed inadequate by city council.
Members of the Hyattsville City Council raised concerns Monday when State Highway Administration representatives updated them on proposed changes to MD 500, or Queens Chapel Road, between East West Highway in the north and Hamilton Street in the south. Under the SHA’s Community, Safety and Enhancement Program, three major changes have been proposed. The project will provide a dedicated bicycle lane labeled by pavement markings and signs, reconstruct the curb to add a 60-inch-wide sidewalk and raise medians between the four northbound and southbound lanes that run throughout the main road, which design engineer Joshua Dupee said will stop drivers coming out of the Queens Chapel Town Center from making illegal U-turns. “This is a very …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The signs will be placed along highways with narrow lanes.
The Maryland State Highway Administration has begun installing signs along some roads in Prince George's and Montgomery counties emphasizing a cyclist's right to use the whole lane, Greater Greater Washington reports. The warnings are designed to clear up a common point of confusion among drivers and riders: whether cyclists should keep to the right edge of a lane and share it with motor vehicles, or whether they may use the full lane. In the case of narrow lanes, the blog notes, Maryland law permits bicycles to ride in the center—which is where the new signage comes in. The SHA installed nine such signs Tuesday along MD-953 in Glenn Dale, according to Greater Greater Washington, with more still to come. Other planned locations in Prince …
Friday, June 24, 2011
The Maryland State Highway Administration is working on a $1.9 million safety and resurfacing project on more than 1.5 miles of East West Highway.
No doubt, you've seen the construction going on along East West Highway right in front of Olive Garden. Well, it's going to be around until fall, but the long term benefits might make the inconvenience worth it. The Maryland State Highway Administration is working on a $1.9 million safety and resurfacing project on more than 1.5 miles of East West Highway between Riggs Road and Queens Chapel Road. Weather permitting, the SHA said, construction will be complete this fall. Patch will keep you updated as the work progresses.