Friday, January 25, 2013
Repairs to the bridge tender house on Peninsula Expressway were completed ahead of schedule.
The Peninsula Expressway drawbridge over Bear Creek has reopened to marine traffic ahead of schedule, according to Maryland State Highways Administration officials. The bridge was closed to boaters so SHA crews could make repairs to the bridge tender house. Those repairs were completed ahead of schedule and the span is once again fully operational, according to SHA Spokesman Charlie Gischlar.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
State highway administration crews will make repairs to the Dundalk bridge tender house.
The Maryland State Highway Administration has announced a temporary closure of the Bear Creek drawbridge at Peninsula Expressway to marine traffic beginning Jan. 25. The span will close to boaters so that repairs can be made to the bridge tender house, according to a statement from the highways administration. Weather permitting, the drawbridge will be in full operation to allow boaters to pass until Jan. 25. The work is expected to take about two weeks to complete, according to administration spokesman Charlie Gischlar. SHA has notified the U.S. Coast Guard of the temporary closure. Sign up for breaking news alerts and a daily email newsleter from Dundalk Patch. Follow Dundalk Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Drivers share road with 115 major construction projects in state, officials said.
With several major road construction projects under way or about to start, state officials held a press conference on a ramp of the I-695 Baltimore beltway to update the public and urge caution when driving through work zones. "Work zones can be inherently dangerous for both workers and drivers," said State Highwaty Administrator Melinda Peters. "We need to make sure that drivers are focused on being safe as they encounter our work zones." Nationally, more than 700 people are killed in work zones annually, according to the State Highway Aadministratio (SHA). About 80 percent of those killed in work zones are drivers, not workers, officials said. In Maryland, there are on average almost 2,000 work-zone crashes every year, resulting in …