Morning MoJo report - Sept. 28

September 28, 2012

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Friday, Sept. 28:

* As of 7 a.m., traffic was a little sluggish on I-495 in both directions and I-270 southbound, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area.

* On the Light Rail, the Shuttle Bus Service will operate from Penn Station to Mount Royal Avenue Light Rail Station, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website, Customers will get on the bus on the west side of Saint Paul Street near Penn Station.

* The MARC Train, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Commuter Buses and Local Bus Services were all running on time, according to the MTA website.

* The weather today is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high near 76 degrees, patchy fog before 11 a.m., and winds between 6 and 11 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service's website, Tonight. it's expected to be mostly cloudy with a low around 51 degrees and wind around 7 mph.


* Md. 68, also known as Clear Spring Road, will be closed between Bottom Road and the Conococheague Creek bridge at Williamsport until at least sometime Friday. Northbound motorists are being told to take Greencastle Pike (Md. 63) to Kemps Mill Road, then turn south on Pinesburg Road to return to Clear Spring Road. Southbound motorists should turn onto Pinesburg Road and complete the detour in the opposite direction.

* Work to improve U.S. Alternate 40 and Poffenberger Road continues. Poffenberger Road is closed between Garis Shop Road and Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65). Traffic on U.S. Alternate 40 may be reduced to one lane at times. Workers are assisting traffic there when needed.

* Work to improve the intersection of U.S. 40 and Md. 63 is expected to continue until the spring of 2013, according to reports from the Maryland State Highway Administration. Workers are assisting traffic in the area when needed, and expect lane closures at different times.

* Traffic on Ashton and Saint Paul Roads near Clear Spring will both be reduced to one lane at different times until around Oct. 11 for work on two I-70 bridges over each road that began Tuesday, Sept. 25, according to an emailed release from the Maryland State Highway Administration.

* Traffic at the intersection of West Franklin and North Potomac streets is subject to being reduced to one lane between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, through Friday, Oct. 5, for replacement of deteriorating brick crosswalks at the intersection, according to an emailed release from the Maryland State Highway Administration.

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