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Morning Mojo report - Aug. 7

August 07, 2013

Here is the Morning Mojo Report for Wednesday, Aug. 7:

• As of 7:30 a.m., traffic is sluggish on I-495 in both directions, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation's interactive mapping page on its website, but it is running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area.

• The MARC Train, Local bus service, light rail, metro subway, commuter buses, and mobility service are 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 humid cloudy, then sun and clouds, with showers and a thunderstorm, a high of 80 degrees, wind around 6 miles per hour (miles per hour), and a 60 percent chance of precipitation, according to the AccuWeather forecast on the HMTV6 weather website at www.herald-mail.com/hmtv6/weather/. Tonight it is expected to be humid and cloudy with showers and a thunderstorm, a low of 68 degrees, wind around 5 mph, and a 60 percent chance of precipitation.

• Traffic on Robinwood Drive has been shifted to the northbound side of the road with one lane in each direction between Medical Campus Road and Kings Crest Boulevard as part of Phase I of the Robinwood Drive Corridor Improvement Project. The shift is expected to remain in effect for several months, Washington County said in a news release Monday.

• Broadfording Road is closed between Resh Road/Broadfording Church Road and the Broadfording Stone Arch Bridge for replacement of a pipe culvert and stone endwalls, Washington County said in a press release. Closure is expected to remain in effect for around four more weeks.

• Stevenson Road is closed at the intersection with Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road, Washington County said in a press release. It is expected to remain closed for around one more week.

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

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

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