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Morning MoJo report - March 29

March 29, 2013

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Friday, March 29:

* As of 7:30 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-495 in both directions, 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 were all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at http://mta.maryland.gov.
    
* The second floor of the MARC BWI Parking garage will be closed through April 6, according to the MTA website.

* The weather today is expected to have some sun, then clouds with a high of 52 degrees and winds around 8 miles per hour, 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 31 degrees and winds around 3 mph.

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* Village Mill Drive and Reiff Church Road are closed at railroad crossings. Village Mill Drive is expected to reopen Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. and Reiff Church Road is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m., according to a Washington County press release.

* Traffic on the U.S. 522 bridge over the Potomac River in Hancock will be reduced to one lane with flaggers alternating traffic between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. every night until late April as the Maryland State Highway Administration has begun repair work to the bridge, the SHA saidl.

* 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.

* 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 the SHA.

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