January 18, 2012
Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith this week suggested 15 school zones where cameras could be installed to catch speeding motorists. Smith outlined the locations at a Tuesday night work session of the Hagerstown City Council, which last month voted to introduce an ordinance that would provide for the use of speed cameras. The selected spots are those where police officers have observed or have received reports of speeding, Smith told the council. The goal is to improve safety for children as they travel to and from school for classes or school-related functions, he said.
December 31, 2007
Early morning accidents on Interstate 70 in Frederick County were still causing motorists delays Monday afternoon, according to police and emergency personnel. An accident in the westbound lanes at Bill Moxley Road shut down that section of the interstate until early afternoon. Maryland State Police in Frederick said those lanes reopened at 2 p.m. Motorists also reported a lengthy backup in the eastbound lanes which a Frederick County Sheriff's office spokesman said might have been related to the cleanup of the earlier accident.
June 14, 2006
Week of June 11, 1956 The Transportation Committee of the Hagerstown Chamber of Commerce is working on a project that is aimed at aiding out-of-town motorists who get lost looking for route signs in this city. Chamber manager James Stone said the committee feels that traffic routing signs are badly needed in the city to prevent motorists becoming lost in their efforts to get from one state-road route to another. Williamsport, which had fewer than a thousand residents in the memory of older residents, now has a thousand telephones.
August 15, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is resurfacing a section of Md. 68 (Clear Spring Road) between Cedar Ridge Road and Bottom Road near Williamsport. The $961,000 project includes patching, grinding and resurfacing more than three miles of Clear Spring Road. Motorists will encounter single-lane closures Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Shoulder closures also might take place at any time. Flaggers, arrow boards, advanced warning signs, traffic drums and cones will guide motorists through the work zones.
August 7, 2002
Defend Life and Pro-Life Maryland will hold the second annual Face the Truth Tour in Hagerstown on Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the block bounded by Franklin, Washington and Prospect streets and Summit Avenue. The tour is part of a six-day Face the Truth Tour ending Aug. 17. The tour includes stops in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and parts of Northern Virginia, Deleaware and Pennsylvania. At each tour stop, participants will display large posters and photographs related to the issue.
March 31, 1998
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Two stop signs will be installed Thursday at the intersection of Lemar Road, Pa. 995 and Woods Road in Peters Township, Franklin County, Pa., according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Currently, traffic traveling south on Pa. 995 and north on Woods Road must stop. The additional stop signs will stop motorists traveling south on Lemar Road and north on Pa. 995. This will create a four-way stop at the intersection. To alert motorists of the change, a "stop ahead" sign equipped with a flashing light will be placed approximately 500 feet before each new stop sign.
July 24, 2010
Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews will perform paving work Monday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Edgewood Drive north of U.S. 40, according to an SHA press release. Those hours are extended from the crew's usual work times, according to the release. One lane of Edgewood Drive will be closed, the SHA said. The work is part of improvements to the intersection of U.S. 40 and Edgewood Drive. Weather permitting, the $7 million project will be completed in the fall, according to the SHA release.
July 6, 2011
Pennsylvania State Police reported that seven people were killed in crashes during the four-day Fourth of July holiday, a slight decrease from a year ago. WHTM-TV reported on its website Tuesday that State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said 723 crashes were investigated, 358 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence and 519 people were cited for not wearing seat belts. State police also issued 7,007 speeding citations, along with 103 citations to motorists for not securing their children in child safety seats.
October 26, 2012
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) advises motorists on I-70 in Washington County that the right lane of eastbound I-70 will be closed this weekend at the Conococheage Creek Bridge, west of Hagerstown, the SHA said in a news release. The lane will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and could remain closed through the evening of Sunday, Oct. 28, according to the release. a Motorists should be prepared for possible delays. The lane closure will allow crews to remove a construction platform under the bridge in preparation for the coming weather.
August 10, 2011
Hamilton Boulevard was closed to all traffic between West Irvin Avenue and Cypress Street from 7 a.m. until about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the City of Hagerstown. The same block is expected to be closed again Thursday between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The road was closed so work crews from the City of Hagerstown's Wastewater Division can repair sanitary sewer laterals in that block of Hamilton Boulevard. The work involves excavation in the street to access the laterals, according to the city.