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Morning MoJo report - March 19

March 19, 2013

Here is the Morning Mojo Report for Tuesday, March 19:

* As of 7:30 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-270 and I-495, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation's interactive mapping page on its website.

* The MARC Train, Light Rail, Commuter buses, metro bus service and mobility service are all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at http://mta.maryland.gov.
    
* The third floor of the MARC BWI Parking Garage 1 will be closed through March 23, and beginning March 24, the second floor of the garage will be closed through April 6, according to the MTA website.

* The weather today is expected to be breezy and warmer with clouds and sun, patchy fog this morning with a shower in spots early, a high of 48 degrees, winds around 13 miles per hour, and a 40 percent chance of precipitation, according to the AccuWeather forecast on the HMTV6 weather website at www.herald-mail.com/hmtv6/weather/. Tonight, it's expected to have patchy clouds with a low of 26 degrees and winds around 8 mph. Check the HMTV6 weather blog at http://hagerstownblogs.com/brittany-beggs/ for weather updates.

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

* Speed cameras have been placed on I-70 at Conococheague Creek and I-70 at Md. 63 for work zone safety as part of bridge rehabilitation projects, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. Motorists driving more than 12 miles per hour over the posted 55 mph speed limit in those areas will face a $40 citation.

* I-70 at Conococheague Creek is subject to single-lane closures this week for its bridge rehabilitation project between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Md. 63 under I-70 is reduced to one lane in each direction with lanes shifted to the southbound side of the road, according to an emailed release from the Maryland State Highway Administration last Friday. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane each way until March 22, and on March 25 it will become a two-lane road with the lanes shifted to the northbound side.

* Traffic is being shifted to the outer edges of the I-70 bridges at Md. 63 as work crews prepare to begin demolition work on the inner sides of the bridges as part of the Maryland State Highway Administration  project to reconstruct and widen them, according to an emailed release from the SHA.

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