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January 5, 2012
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has resumed its regular schedule for roadwork on roads it maintains and is not scheduled to suspend it again this weekend, according to SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar. "The holidays are over, so everybody's back on schedule," Gischlar said. Over the past two weekends, for the holidays, the SHA suspended roadwork on Friday at 9 a.m. and did not resume work until 9 a.m. the following Tuesday. All roads were open to traffic during that time.
NEWS
May 16, 2011
Here is the list of road closures for Monday, May 16: •  Md. 550 in Thurmont, Md., is still closed in both directions between Eylers Valley Flint Road and Kelbaugh Road due to a mudslide that occurred April 17. The Maryland State Highway Administration says it is still unsure when it will reopen. •  The right shoulder lane on I-70 westbound is closed just past Downsville Pike, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration's website. The website is reporting that the closure will last until Thursday, May 19.
NEWS
September 2, 2004
The McDade Road bridge over U.S. 40 reopened about two weeks ago, Maryland State Highway Administration spokeswoman Kellie Boulware said Wednesday. The bridge had been closed since August 2003. Boulware said the bridge was closed for routine repairs, including improving the bridge deck and piers.
NEWS
November 3, 2012
The Maryland State Highway Administration's newly launched Facebook page offers customers an opportunity to interact with, and learn more about, SHA. The new Facebook page features:  SHA news updates  A brief history of SHA  Information about SHA services  Access to SHA's Customer Care Management System  Photo albums and milestone information about many SHA construction projects  Emergency updates (weather/incidents)...
NEWS
August 2, 2011
Here is a list of road and lane closures in the area for Tuesday, August 2: * King Street in Hagerstown is closed to all traffic between Antietam Street and Baltimore Street as part of the demolition of the former Washington County Hospital Complex, according to the City of Hagerstown. Closure is expected to remain in effect until Wednesday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day. * All lanes of Interstate 70 in both directions are subject to closure about two miles west of the Greencastle Pike exit (Exit 24)
NEWS
August 5, 2011
Repair work on the Fairview Road (Md. 494) bridge over the Conococheague Creek just north of Broadfording is expected to be completed today, said Victor Cruz, foreman for Concrete General. The work included repairing the pier, repairing the concrete and patching the surface. Cruz said that the finishing touches would be put on today. That includes finishing the panels and sealing up the joints. Work on the bridge began at the end of June, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration's website.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
A left-turn lane from westbound U.S. 340 onto the east end of Keep Tryst Road will be completed in about a month, but most of the people who spoke Tuesday night at an Maryland State Highway Administration meeting were concerned that it might worsen a bad situation. The left turn onto Keep Tryst should open by mid-to-late November, Traffic Engineer John Wolford told the more than 40 area residents at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren. While traffic will be able to turn left from westbound U.S. 340, left turns from Keep Tryst onto 340 will not be permitted, he said.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
A Maryland State Highway Administration project intended to reduce traffic congestion on U.S. 340 near Keep Tryst Road might do more harm than good, according to some Sandy Hook area residents. The project involves creating a left-turn lane from U.S. 340 westbound onto the east end of Keep Tryst Road, Heather Keels, the SHA district community liaison, said Thursday. Keep Tryst Road intersects with U.S. 340 in two locations, one east of Rohrersville Road, or Md. 67, and one west of the road.
BREAKINGNEWS
August 27, 2013
The Maryland State Highway Administration will begin construction next week on a $1.5 million park-and-ride lot at the Interstate 81/Md. 68 interchange near Williamsport. The 42-space park-and-ride lot, in the southwest corner of the I-81 Exit 1 interchange, is expected to be completed in spring 2014, the SHA said in a news release. It will replace an informal gravel parking lot on the shoulder of Md. 68 that has been used for several years by about 20 vehicles per day. That parking area will be unavailable during construction, the release said.  The park-and-ride will have nine tractor-trailer parking spaces to help meet the need for overnight parking for truckers.
NEWS
June 28, 2013
Here is the Morning Mojo Report for Friday, June 28: * As of 7:30 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-495 in both directions and on I-270 southbound, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation's interactive mapping page on its website, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area. * The MARC Train, light rail, local bus service, and commuter buses 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 humid with clouds and a possible shower or thunderstorm, a high of 86 degrees, winds around 7 miles per hour, and a 55 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 mainly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm in spots, a low of 63 degrees, winds around 4 mph, and a 40 percent chance of precipitation.  * Interstate 70 is subject to single-lane closures at the bridges over Ashton and St. Paul roads just east of Exit 18 to Clear Spring from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Sunday as work crews overlay the surfaces of the bridges, the SHA said in a press release.  * Broadfording Road between Resh Road/Broadfording Church Road and the Broadfording Stone Arch Bridge is closed for replacement of a pipe culvert and stone endwalls, according to a Washington County news...
NEWS
June 28, 2013
A Maryland State Highway Administration project to replace a small bridge in the St. James area will affect traffic for motorists starting Monday, according to an SHA news release. Starting Monday and continuing through the fall, motorists traveling on Md. 68 (Lappans Road) between Md. 65 (Sharpsburg Pike) and Md. 632 (Downsville Pike) will encounter a single-lane yield situation similar to what is common on one-lane bridges in Washington County, according to the release. Motorists will need to yield to oncoming traffic in this short, one-lane section.
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