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7 a.m. traffic update, road and lane closures for Friday, Jan. 20

January 20, 2012

*As of 7 a.m., traffic is a little sluggish on I-495 in both directions between I-95 and I-270. It is moving smoothly on I-270 in both directions, I-70 in both directions between Hancock and Baltimore, and I-81 in both directions throughout the state.

* Light Rail is experiencing services delays from Timonium to Cromwell and BWI, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website, http://mta.maryland.gov. The 6:12 a.m. trip from Cromwell and the 7:35 a.m. trip from BWI have been cancelled.

* Despite the delays on the Light Rail, the MARC Train, Commuter Buses, local bus services, the Metro Subway system, and the Mobility service are all running on time and operating on their regular schedules.

*East Baltimore Street between King Street and Mill Street and Mill Street between Baltimore Street and South Cannon Avenue are subject to closure for demolition work on the former Washington County Hospital complex, according to a traffic advisory from the City of Hagerstown's website, www.hagerstownmd.org. Closure is expected to remain in effect every weekday through Friday, Jan. 27 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day.

* Work to expand the intersection of Massey Boulevard and Halfway Boulevard near Hagerstown is mostly complete, but minor work still needs to be done in the area.

* Only one lane of Md. 550 in Thurmont, Md., is open between Eylers Valley Flint Road and Kelbaugh Road due to a mudslide that occurred last April. However, it could reopen by June.

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