September 14, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

I-270 Ramp Meters Will Fully Activate on Wednesday

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced that they are fully activating new ramp meters on I-270 in Montgomery County on Wednesday. The traffic control system, which will cover 23 ramps to southbound I-270 in Montgomery and Frederick counties, has been in the process of testing since late June. Drivers may have seen […]

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August 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Pepco Construction Will Disrupt Traffic on Randolph Road in Rockville Later This Month

Construction for a new Pepco substation will cause major traffic disruptions on part of Randolph Road in Rockville beginning later this month. Per a press release from the county, the construction will extend from Parklawn Drive to Nebel Street. Work is slated to start the week of Aug. 30, spokespeople from Pepco and the County […]

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August 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Water Main Break Repaired; Silver Spring Traffic Still Affected Sunday

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission completed emergency repairs to a water main on Wayne Avenue between Georgia Avenue and Ramsey Avenue in Silver Spring overnight Saturday. However, traffic remained closed Sunday in that area to complete road repairs. WSSC crews cut and removed a damaged 36-inch pipe, and a new section of pipe was inserted. Several […]

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July 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Study Scrutinizes Police Role in Traffic Enforcement

Maryland law entrusts traffic enforcement to its local police departments. To reduce major vehicle collisions and racial profiling, Montgomery County is considering  taking traffic enforcement away from the police and placing it in the hands of the county department of transportation. According to a lengthy study by the Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight that […]

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June 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches ’20 is Plenty’ Pilot Program to Reduce Speed Limit on Select Roads

Montgomery County leaders on Thursday launched a new pilot program called “20 is Plenty” to reduce the speed limit on select roads to 20 miles per hour. The program is intended to help improve road safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The five pilot roads are in North Bethesda, Germantown and Long Branch. They are: […]

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April 21, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

County Announces Construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda

The construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda will close two lanes on Montgomery Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Waverly Street during mid-summer. It will occur near the future building located at 7373 Wisconsin Ave.  According to officials, the lanes will remain temporarily closed overnight from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. In an […]

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March 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road Intersection Will Close for Several Months

The intersection of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda will be closed beginning Monday for an estimated five months due to construction work, according to a release from Montgomery County. The intersection will be completely closed off to vehicle traffic. The project, called “White Flint West Workaround” is part of the county’s […]

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March 16, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

New State Police Initiative Will Address Excessive Speeding in County

The Maryland State Police, alongside partners including Montgomery County’s department, will target excessive speeding in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties through a new initiative announced Monday. Thirty-five traffic detail from the Washington Metro Troop of the state police and members from other local law enforcement agencies will concentrate on I-495 and I-270 with the goal […]

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November 3, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery County Plans on Doubling Number of Traffic Cameras

Beginning as early as 2021, drivers speeding through Montgomery County might fall victim to newly added speed and red-light cameras, as the county plans to double the number in use. At an Oct. 29 Public Safety Committee meeting, Assistant Chief Tom Didone of the Montgomery County Department of Police told County Council members that the […]

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October 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Assistant Police Chief Says Officers are Reluctant to Enforce Traffic Laws

Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Thomas Didone said racial concerns combined with a lack of concern for traffic safety have made officers reluctant to enforce traffic laws. “To be honest with you, the concerns about pretextual stops and concerns on racial profiling in the community, without the voice of Vision Zero, has them afraid to […]

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