Thursday, May 9, 2013
Meeting to be held May 15 on project over Sligo Creek in Takoma Park.
The State Highway Administration released the following announcement on Wednesday: This month, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is beginning a $2.2 million bridge deck replacement project along MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) over Sligo Creek in Takoma Park. Located between MD 410 (Ethan Allen Avenue) and MD 193 (University Boulevard), the project should be complete late 2014, weather permitting. Beginning Thursday, May 9 at 12 noon, SHA will temporarily close Sligo Creek Parkway access to MD 650 and also close one or two lanes on southbound MD 650 near Sligo Creek Parkway to maneuver a temporary pedestrian bridge into place that will provide access to Sligo Creek Park from MD 650. Once work begins, travel lanes along MD …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Daytime and overnight lane closures are expected through fall.
The Maryland State Highway Administration released the following on Wednesday: Beginning today, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a project to resurface MD 410 (East West Highway) from Park Avenue to MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) in Takoma Park, Montgomery County. Weather permitting, the project should be complete by late summer. In addition to improving the ride quality of MD 410, SHA will upgrade curb ramps, driveways and sidewalks for Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, replace curb and gutter and apply new pavement markings along the one-mile project route. SHA’s contractor for the $550,000 project is C.J. Miller, LLC of Hampstead. With the start of curb and gutter and sidewalk work this week …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Icy conditions could occur at the onset of the morning rush hour.
The Maryland State Highway Administration strongly urges motorists to avoid traveling early Thursday morning, especially before dawn. "Stay off the roads early [Thursday] morning, so that SHA crews have the opportunity to proactively treat roadways before morning rush hour," SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said in a news release. "When you step out and see ice on your doorstep, you can assume that roads will be icy as well. Also remember that conditions can change rapidly within just a few miles, and we ask motorists to remain on guard and exercise extreme caution tonight and tomorrow morning." The SHA warns that those traveling during inclement weather and poor conditions pose a threat to themselves, first responders and other drivers…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Work at the inner loop of the Capital Beltway will begin at Kenilworth Avenue starting Wednesday night.
Three right lanes on the southbound Capital Beltway, or inner loop, at Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) will close Wednesday night and each night through Friday, according to the State Highway Administration (SHA). The highway administration is removing construction equipment from the ongoing bridge project in Greenbelt. The work will begin at 9 p.m. each night and lanes will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. on the following mornings, weather permitting, SHA reports. On each night, SHA plans to close one right lane at 9 p.m., two at 10 p.m., and three at midnight. SHA tells motorists to stay alert and to look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes, and highway workers. It also asks drivers to slow down and not follow other vehicles too …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Speak out in comments below.
The Takoma Park City Council is still negotiating with the Maryland State Highway Administration on the responsibility for MD 410 between Philadelphia Avenue and Ethan Allen Avenue. Some residents fear that if the state takes responsibility it will make way for road widening due to traffic concerns. On the other hand, if SHA takes responsibility then the city will not have to pay for any upkeep of the road. So do you fear SHA having responsibility for the road or do you welcome it?
SHA has rejected a non-widening agreement in the past.
The Takoma Park City Council rejected the Maryland State Highway Administration memo outlining the responsibility for maintaining MD 410 and will continue to negotiate to quell any possible widening of the road if the state chooses. In the SHA memo, the state would be responsible for all maintenance on the portion of MD 410 between Philadelphia Avenue and Ethan Allen, according to Takoma Park City Attorney Sue Silber. The state would not guarantee that the road would not be widened in that stretch, but would listening to comments from Takoma Park on an issues with the road and respond appropriately to those concerns. This came after the SHA discovered minutes from a 1934 Takoma Park City Council meeting that made that part of MD 410 part …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Are you worried about the ownership of the road?
Tonight the Takoma Park City Council will vote on whether to approve a memorandum of understanding that the Maryland State Highway Association owns MD 410 between Ethan Allen Avenue and Philadelphia Avenue in Takoma Park. We want to know whether you are worried that the city will no longer have control over what happens to the road. Some residents are worried that the SHA will widen the road without any input from residents. Let us know what you think.
The SHA has owned the road since 1934, according to city council minutes.
After years of confusion, Takoma Park City Council will lay to rest the question of who owns MD 410 in Takoma Park at the city council meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. According to minutes from a Takoma Park City Council meeting in 1934, the part of the state road that runs through Takoma Park is owned by the State Highway Adminstration and part of the state highway system. SHA acknowledges that maintenance of MD 410 has not always occurred in a consistent manner and the SHA agrees that it has full maintenance and financial responsibility for MD 410 through Takoma Park, according to a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Even with this, Takoma Park will play a role in coordination and consultation with SHA of issues impacting MD 410 through the …