Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to a collision on the outer loop of I-495, between Old Georgetown Rd and Rockville Pike at approximately 4:15 on Friday afternoon. (more…)
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to a vehicle fire on Saturday, November 25. According to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer, the incident occurred at the Maryland 200 ICC park-and-ride (Georgia Ave) around 3:45pm. (more…)
Per the Maryland State Police: “Maryland State Police arrested a Montgomery County man recently following an assault that occurred in October.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to northbound I-270 at approximately 2:30am prior to RT121(Clarksburg) for an injured person after a 25′ fall over jersey wall, according to assistant Chief David Pazos.
Per Montgomery County: “The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration has started a project to maintain pavement and improve ride quality on I-495 (the Capital Beltway) that will impact Montgomery County drivers through the end of the year.
Per the Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM): “MDEM wants to make sure all Maryland residents are as safe as possible as they travel during this holiday season. MDEM’s Annual Maryland Travel Safety Week encourages Marylanders to practice safe travel habits while using all modes of transportation throughout the year. MDEM also reminds travelers that, regardless of their mode of transportation, they should remember to “Know Before You Go” and “If You See Something, Say Something.”
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to the scene of a crash that involved a vehicle being driven into the woods at the I-270 S ramp to Sam Eig Highway (exit 9) at approximately 7:25am on Thursday morning.
According to Assistant MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer, the crash involved just the single vehicle and two occupants were extricated from the car. Both occupants were transported to an area hospital– one with life -threatening injuries, and another with less serious injuries. Pazos tweeted, “It appears Driver had medical emergency (likely pressing on gas while passenger was trying to steer car to avoid to other cars) consequently they lost control on ramp & ended up in wooded area.”
Montgomery County Police tweeted the following on Thursday, November 9 at 7:38am: “TRAFFIC ADVISORY: A traffic collision has southbound 270 closed at Exit 9A (370 ramp). Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route. Expect significant delays. #MCPNews #MCPD #Traffic”. Fox 5 reports that a vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a wooded area.
~725am- MCFRS units were dispatched to S270-skyramp to E370 for a single vehicle collision with a car in the woods. 2 occupants were transported to area hospitals with 1 having traumatic injuries.@DavidPazos15 @mcfrsPIO pic.twitter.com/scbOtT0J1f
— Pazos@mcfrsPIO (@DavidPazos15) November 9, 2023
Montgomery County Police tweeted the following on Thursday, November 9 at 7:38am: “TRAFFIC ADVISORY: A traffic collision has southbound 270 closed at Exit 9A (370 ramp). Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route. Expect significant delays. #MCPNews #MCPD #Traffic”. Fox 5 reports that a vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a wooded area. It is unclear if anyone involved in the crash was injured. The cause of the crash remains unknown.
We’ll provide an update if additional information becomes available. Featured image courtesy of Google Maps.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: A traffic collision has southbound 270 closed at Exit 9A (370 ramp).
Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route.
— Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) November 9, 2023
Update: All lanes are now open on I-270 at Montrose Road.
According to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, a traffic incident has closed I-270 Southbound past Exit 4A (Montrose Road). Drivers should expect significant delays and seek an alternate route. We will provide an update if additional information becomes available. Featured image courtesy of Google Maps.
Traffic incident closes I-270 Southbound past Exit 4A (Montrose Road). Expect significant delays. Seek alternate route.
— Montgomery Co OEMHS (@ReadyMontgomery) November 1, 2023
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to a call for a crash on northbound I-270 between exit 6B W. Montgomery Avenue and exit 8 Shady Grove Rd at approximately 10:30pm on Tuesday night.
According to MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer the crash involving at least one vehicle blocked some lanes. A dog riding in the car escaped from the vehicle, but was safely secured firefighters. There were no other injuries. Featured photo by @youcancallmenate on Instagram.
(~1030p) IAO NB I270 between Exit 6B Rt28 & Exit 8 Shady Grove Rd,collision, vehicle, some lanes blocked, dog riding in car got out of car, FFs safely secured runaway dog, otherwise no injuries
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 1, 2023
The Maryland Department of Transportation announces the addition of a fourth open house meeting this fall to engage the public on the American Legion Bridge and 270 Corridor Program and gather community feedback as the program advances. The meetings provide the opportunity for corridor travelers, project neighbors and other stakeholders to directly engage with the program team on potential multimodal transportation solutions for the corridor. The newly announced open house is centrally located in the program corridor:
- Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville. Transit Accessible: Ride On routes 56, 301.
The series of open houses follow Governor Wes Moore’s August 21 announcement of the path forward for the future of the I-495 and I-270 corridors with a comprehensive program to improve access, opportunity, and quality of life in the Washington region through multimodal enhancements along the I-495 and I-270 corridors, including replacement of the aging American Legion Bridge. The previously announced open houses will take place at three venues along the program corridor:
- Monday, November 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Transit Accessible: WMATA Red Line, Bethesda Station; Metrobus J2; Ride On routes 29, 32, 34, 47, 70.
- Wednesday, November 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., DoubleTree Hotel, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Transit Accessible: Ride On routes 54, 55, 56, 59, 61.
- Thursday, November 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Frederick High School, 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick. Transit Accessible: Connector routes 40, 50, 51.
The same information will be available at each meeting at stations staffed by program team members. There will not be a formal presentation. Meeting materials will be available beginning on November 6 at www.americanlegionbridge270.com. The public is strongly encouraged to participate in the open house meetings. The Maryland Department of Transportation is committed to a collaborative approach to developing transportation solutions for the region.
As part of the American Legion Bridge and 270 Corridor Program, the Maryland Department of Transportation is advancing the following transportation solutions alongside stakeholder engagement:
- Transit and Ridesharing. Maryland will advance transit options and transportation demand management enhancements along the American Legion Bridge, I-495 and I-270 corridors. The program will implement strategies such as express bus options in Maryland and connections to Virginia, ridesharing incentives and parallel transportation improvements including MARC Brunswick Line enhancements and Bus Rapid Transit.
- Transit-Oriented Development. The Maryland Department of Transportation will advance Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) opportunities throughout the corridors. Maryland has previously supported TOD planning and implementation efforts throughout the WMATA Metrorail system. As part of this program, Maryland will look to accelerate investment in key corridor TOD projects to unlock new developments that create sustainable and inclusive communities.
- Phased Approach to Managed Lanes.Implementation of managed lanes will be phased, with the American Legion Bridge, I-495 to the I-270 West Spur, and the I-270 West Spur being the focus for initial implementation. The section from the I-270 West Spur to I-370, including through the City of Rockville, will be addressed in a later phase. This phasing will allow for a rational and fiscally prudent phased development
- A Comprehensive Planning Strategy for I-270. Maryland will launch a formal environmental study to identify the transportation needs of I-270 North of the Intercounty Connector/MD 200, consider a range of concepts including transit and transportation demand management, and evaluate multimodal approaches for near-term implementation and construction.
- Engagement on Delivery Method.Maryland will engage the public on the potential implementation of the managed lanes as a publicly funded and delivered project.
Those requiring assistance to participate in the open houses, such as a need for an interpreter for hearing/speech difficulties or assistance with the English language, should send an email in advance to [email protected]. Please indicate the desired language in the subject line. The Maryland Relay Service can assist teletype users at 7-1-1.
Featured photo courtesy of Montgomery Planning