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NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 5, 2010
Traffic was heavy on local roads like Interstate 70 on Monday as people wrapped up their July 4 holiday weekend traveling, a Maryland State Police spokesman said. Interstate 70 in Washington County was clogged with slow-moving traffic in both directions Monday afternoon. There were accidents throughout the county, including on I-70, but the crashes were mostly minor due to the slow-moving traffic, state police Sgt. T.J. McKenrick said. Traffic was flowing better on I-70 by 9:49 p.m., another state police spokesman said Monday night.
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NEWS
June 1, 2010
Unless the goal was to trick the public into thinking that it is making progress toward alleviating traffic congestion, it's difficult to understand what the Washington County Commissioners hope to achieve with their "back entrance" plan for Hagerstown Community College. This plan spends money on a road that is useless in the short term and will only be of value in the long run if the county can implement a meaningful traffic solution by tying Robinwood Drive to Eastern Boulevard.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | June 1, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- A new commuter services program in Franklin County, Pa., will partner with businesses and employees to ease traffic congestion, the county commissioners said Tuesday in announcing the initiative. Establishing carpools, work-at-home opportunities and alternative transportation will also reduce the environmentally harmful impact of passenger vehicles, they said. "I think it's a tremendous opportunity on many levels," said David Keller, the commissioners' chairman.
NEWS
November 18, 2009
Driver error often is blamed for vehicular crashes, and in the purest sense, it's hard to think of an accident that does not involve some degree of driver error. But when the pileups begin to pile up, as they have at the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Chartridge Drive, another possibility raises its head -- design error. Of course, it's unlikely that any government board or agency will accept responsibility for bad planning when it's much tidier to blame bad driving.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | September 5, 2009
Early morning traffic outside one school in Hagerstown gets a failing grade from officials and parents. Traffic conditions on Md. 65 from Wilson Boulevard in Hagerstown to Col. Henry K. Douglas Drive south of Interstate 70 during morning and afternoon rush hours earned an E/F grade when it came to traffic congestion, according to Joe Kroboth, director of Washington County's Division of Public Works, and Rodney Tissue, city engineer for Hagerstown....
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 18, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A "bypass" route that has been studied as an option to alleviate traffic congestion at the two intersections of W.Va. 51 and U.S. 11 in Inwood, W.Va., could cost nearly $8 million, West Virginia Department of Transportation officials said Thursday. A 5-lane option about .66 miles in length proposes the re-routing of W.Va. 51 east of Jubal Early Avenue directly to the northern intersection of the two heavily traveled routes in southern Berkeley County to provide a more direct outlet to Interstate 81, state officials said during a transportation summit held in Martinsburg.
NEWS
June 11, 2009
Hagerstown Community College will take part in the 18th annual Ride To Work Day Monday. An international event, the annual Ride To Work Day first began as an effort to demonstrate how motorcyclists can be a responsible solution to traffic congestion, parking and fossil fuel challenges. Every year on the third Monday in June, motorcyclists and scooter riders around the world are encouraged to ride their vehicles to their places of employment. HCC's Motorcycle Safety Program will also be sponsoring special motorcycle-oriented activities as part of the annual event.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | December 4, 2008
CLEAR SPRING -- A Frederick County, Md., man died Thursday afternoon on Interstate 70 near St. Paul Road when the pickup truck he was driving went into the median and struck several trees head-on, according to Maryland State Police. Police said Andrew Franklin Maught, 26, of Jefferson, initially drifted on to the right shoulder, then overcorrected before crossing both westbound lanes of travel and going into the median. It is unclear what caused Maught to drift off the interstate, Sgt. Mike Fluharty said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | November 18, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Traffic relief in some parts of Hagerstown could be right around the corner. City Engineer Rodney Tissue discussed with the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday several proposals that would relieve rush-hour traffic congestion, primarily in the section of West Franklin Street between Potomac Street and Burhans Boulevard. Tissue said traffic in the city increases about 2 percent every year. "Over the years, that adds up," he said. "Our goal is to have a steady flow of traffic.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | March 19, 2008
A plan that would allow three Eastern Panhandle highways to become toll roads has riled some local residents, and a pair of Jefferson County government agencies are expressing their concerns to state officials. Charles Town City council members decided Monday night to send a letter to the state Division of Highways expressing opposition to the toll roads, according to council member Geraldine Willingham. The Jefferson County Development Authority's board of directors decided Tuesday to send a letter to state officials expressing the same concerns, said Jane Peters, the authority's executive director.
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