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Morning MoJo report - April 30

April 30, 2013

Here is the Morning Mojo Report for Tuesday, April 30:

* 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, Commuter buses, local 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 weather today is expected to be cloudy with mist and areas of fog this morning, a high of 63 degrees, winds around 10 miles per hour, and a 52 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 be cloudy and damp with areas of fog late, a high of 45 degrees, winds around 4 mph, and a 40 percent chance of precipitation. Check the HMTV6 weather blog at http://hagerstownblogs.com/brittany-beggs/ for weather updates.

* Interstate 70 eastbound between Dual Highway/National Pike (U.S. 40) and Mapleville Road (Md. 66) is subject to lane closures through for a resurfacing project, the Maryland State Highway Administration said in a press release. Closures are expected to remain in effect until June 30, Monday through Thursday between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. and Sunday mornings between midnight and 11 a.m.

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* Md. 550 is subject to single-lane closures Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and shoulder lanes closures at any time between Md. 491 and the Frederick County Line until the summer in order to provide new pavement, better drainage, and other improvements, the State Highway Administration said in an emailed 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 summer, 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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