September 14, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Transportation is in the process of a bridge resurfacing project on southbound I-81 just inside the West Virginia/Maryland line, according to Maryland State Police. Because of the lane closure, traffic is heavily congested on southbound I-81 in Maryland, state police said. State police suggest motorists traveling that route to expect heavy delays. Maryland State Police ask motorists who can to find alternate routes of travel to avoid further traffic congestion.
June 14, 2012
Interstate 81, both north and south directions, will be shut down at exit 23 (Marlowe) in Berkeley County between 8 and 9 p.m. Thursday, due to emergency repairs of a cable that is crossing both north- and southbound lanes. This is done in conjunction with the W.Va. Department of Highways with the help of W.Va. State Police, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department and Berkeley County Deputy Reserves. Expect delays and use alternate routes. Also, U.S. 11 at exit 23 will be closed due to bridge construction.
December 15, 2011
The Martinsburg Police Department and members of the West Virginia State Police have announced plans to stage two sobriety checkpoints this weekend. Beginning at 10 p.m. on Saturday, state police will be conducting a checkpoint along U.S. 11 near Evans Run Drive south of Martinsburg, according to a news release. The checkpoint will continue until 4 a.m., Sunday. Martinsburg police will be doing a checkpoint beginning at midnight on Saturday and running through 5 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Queen Street.
November 16, 2011
The right lane of East Washington Street between Mulberry Street and Cannon Avenue was closed Wednesday as work crews from Miller Pipeline rehabilitated sanitary sewer mains in that area, according to a traffic advisory from the City of Hagerstown's website, www.hagerstownmd.org . The lane was expected to remain closed until around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Motorists approaching the work zone will encounter cones, barricades, flagmen and other traffic control devices. Emergency vehicles will be able to pass through the work zone.
August 17, 2011
Fifteen miles long. That is the expected length of 2,500 motorcycles and other vehicles that will be arriving in Washington County on Friday morning in remembrance of the lives lost in the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, according to Maryland State Police. America's 9/11 Ride is going from Somerset, Pa. to Arlington, Va., then on to New York, state police said in a news release. The riders are expected to arrive in Cumberland, Md., about 8 a.m. Friday, then travel about 35 miles on eastbound Interstate 68 until it merges with Interstate 70 in Washington County, police said.
August 5, 2011
Construction at the intersection of Queen and King streets in Martinsubrg is on schedule to be completed by Bike Night two weeks from today when hundreds of motorcyclists stream into downtown, officials said Friday. Even if the intersection isn't reopened to traffic by then, Main Street Martinsburg Executive Director Randy Lewis said an alternative route to bring the bikes into town has been devised for the charitable event, which benefits Hospice of the Panhandle. Kenneth L. Clohan, area construction engineer for the state Division of Highways, said the project appears to be on schedule.
July 5, 2011
New traffic signal equipment will be installed Wednesday at the Halfway Boulevard/Massey Boulevard intersection and the intersection along Massey Boulevard at the Valley Mall and Dollar Tree entrances, according to the Washington County Division of Public Works Department of Engineering and Construction. Work is scheduled to occur between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Traffic will be maintained in all directions at each intersection and assisted by flaggers. The public should anticipate delays of as long as 15 minutes as the equipment is installed.
April 12, 2011
As a result of a sinkhole that formed adjacent to Monocacy Boulevard near I-70 early Tuesday afternoon, the State Highway Administration has temporarily closed the ramp from westbound Interstate 70 to Monocacy Boulevard in Frederick, SHA announced in a news release. Drivers are encouraged to use westbound I-70 to East Street to Patrick Street to reach Monacacy Boulevard. Frederick County Department of Public Works crews have also closed Monacacy Boulevard between Patrick Street and South Street. SHA expects the ramp and Monacacy Boulevard to be closed through the evening rush hour and into this evening, according to the release.
July 25, 2010
Editor's note: Millions of dollars worth of road projects are under way in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and southcentral Pennsylvania. Drivers will find themselves navigating through detours and delays. The Herald-Mail will run this feature regularly on Mondays this summer and into the fall to get motorists ready for the start of the work week. Here is what to anticipate on the roads this week: West Virginia Bloomery Road in Jefferson County is closed to through traffic about two miles north of the road's intersection with W.Va.
July 16, 2010
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Bloomery Road (Jefferson County Route 27) will be closed to through traffic approximately two miles north of the intersection with W.Va. 9, the West Virginia Department of Highways said Friday in a news release. The road will be closed until further notice, the release said. The closure is a precautionary safety measure for a new pre-cast concrete arch structure that was recently constructed as part of the project to widen W.Va. 9 to four lanes, according to the release.