Maryland Highway Crews Preparing for Winter Storm

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The Maryland State Highway Administration is pre-treating state-maintained highways in advance of the approaching winter storm.¬†Drivers are encouraged to curtail travel¬†during the storm to allow crews the space to¬†effectively and efficiently¬†treat the roads.¬†This winter storm is expected to begin¬†impacting¬†travel this¬†evening¬†into¬†tomorrow morning.‚ÄĮ¬†State Highway Administration crews are carefully¬†monitoring¬†the track of the storm.¬† Additional Information from the Maryland…

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MD State Highway Administration to Host Virtual Meetings to Help Assess Ways to Improve Safety

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In order to rapidly reduce roadway deaths under the Moore-Miller Administration, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will host five virtual public meetings this month to present information and obtain feedback on ways to improve safety for ‚Äúvulnerable road users. Such users are identified as individuals walking, cycling or rolling. Input also will…

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Maryland State Highway Safety Administration Unveils State’s First Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

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Maryland’s first Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, a new tool of the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, will help with ongoing efforts to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility, as well as improve multi-modal access for communities across the state. The new plan provides an overview of existing conditions throughout the state, identifies…

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Lower Speed Limit Coming for Grays Corner Road

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After 2 fatal hit and run crashes on Grays Corner Road near Berlin, changes have been made to improve safety, but according to State Senator Mary Beth Carozza, the biggest change will come in the next week ‚Äď a lower speed limit. The Maryland State Highway Administration has already increased lighting, eliminated the passing zone,…

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Work Zone Safety Awareness Initiatives Underway In Md., Del.

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Slow down, stay alert, and drive safely through Maryland work zones‚ĶMaryland transportation officials and State Police said this week is meant to show appreciation to people who are working at 211 current construction projects throughout the state. Motorists are also being urged to do their part by patiently and cautiously proceeding through work areas.More than…

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Route 90 Project Into Ocean City Begins Sunday

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During the final week of March, residents and visitors in Ocean City will be directed to use Route 50 into downtown Ocean City.A nearly 12-mile section of Route 90 will undergo maintenance on five consecutive nights, weather permitting, starting Sunday March 27th.According to the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, the work will involve…

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Scooter Operator Dies After Being Hit By Car

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Maryland State Police are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a male who was riding a stand-up electric scooter in the area of westbound Route 50 and Riddle Lane in Worcester County. Troopers from the Berlin Barrack responded to the scene a few minutes after midnight (12:04 a.m. Tuesday). An investigation determined that…

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Md. State Police Enhance Patrols For Holiday Weekend

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Maryland State Police troopers will be on extra alert for speeders and impaired, distracted or aggressive drivers over the Labor Day weekend. Troopers are using a variety of initiatives starting today (Thursday) to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to any incidents and to take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed. Additional troopers will support…

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Resurfacing Of Bishopville Rd. To Begin Sept. 7th

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Bishopville Road – Maryland 367 – will be resurfaced starting next week. According to the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, a two-and-a-half mile stretch of the roadway between Route 113 and the Delaware state line will be improved. Work will take place during nighttime and overnight hours, and a flagging operation will be…

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Visiting The Beach? Advice: Arrive Early, Stay Late

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Motorists traveling to or through Maryland over Independence Day weekend should be prepared to share the roadways with plenty of other drivers‚Ķ as well as pedestrians and cyclists. The Maryland State Highway Administration said Thursday that non-emergency lane and shoulder closures in high-volume areas will be suspended between Friday and Wednesday.¬†MDOT SHA plans to deploy…

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Cheswick The Crab Promotes Safety On OC Roads

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Cheswick the Crab is on the move, spreading an important message about pedestrian, vehicular and bicycle safety as the summer season gets underway. The mascot and safety ambassadors from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration are distributing free copies of Cheswick the Crab and the Smart Summer today (Friday) near the Boardwalk Tram…

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Rain, Wind Expected To Lash Delmarva; Snow Stays Distant

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The second storm of the week is expected to soak Delmarva, bringing strong gusty winds as well. Advisories, watches and warnings for wind and coastal flooding will take effect. Worcester County Emergency Services is urging residents to be prepared for coastal flooding as well as power outages and other possible impacts of the storm. WCES…

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Friday Is A Holiday For Many; Lots Of Traffic Expected

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As Independence Day falls on a Saturday, today is being widely observed as a holiday. Many local and state government offices and services will be closed. Just one example: Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including Recreation and Parks, will be closed today. The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers (HOCCs) will be closed Saturday, July…

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