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10:47 am
Fri December 19, 2014

VDOT Lifts Lane Closures During Holidays

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will suspend most highway work zones for several days over Christmas.

VDOT says the goal is to limit congestion and provide as many travel lanes as possible.

VDOT will lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon December 24 to noon Dec. 26. It will also lift the closures from noon on Dec. 31 to noon on Jan. 1.

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1:05 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Beware of Traffic and Weather This Thanksgiving

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This Thanksgiving expect to see some rain and wind before the holiday is all over.

If you’re traveling on Wednesday there should be delays as a powerful storm is about to bring more snow, rain and wind to the Northeast.

On Tuesday night Delmarva expects some sogginess and cold with 1.5 inches of rain and the lows dropping below freezing by Wednesday.

The storm is expected to hit some of the nation’s biggest airports including LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Philadelphia.

Some expect this to be the busiest air travel day in seven years.

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11:57 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Heavy "Dew Tour" Traffic Expected on Chesapeake Bay Bridge

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland transportation officials say drivers should expect more traffic than normal this weekend on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Officials say the Dew Tour skateboarding event is drawing thousands of people to Ocean City from Thursday through Sunday.

The Maryland Transportation Authority says it will implement two-way traffic operations, weather permitting, to help alleviate delays. The agency also encourages drivers to travel at off-peak hours.

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9:36 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Avoid Peak Commuter Hours for Sunfest

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Transportation officials are warning commuters that more traffic than normal should be expected on the Bay Bridge because of Sunfest in Ocean City.

The Maryland Transportation Authority on Wednesday urged drivers to travel during off-peak hours from Thursday through Sunday, when the festival will be taking place. Off-peak hours are Friday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.; Saturday before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.; and Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

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11:16 am
Fri August 30, 2013

A 3% Increase in Traffic Expected This Labor Day Weekend

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AAA Mid-Atlantic expects 678-thousand Maryland travelors this Labor Day weekend.

That's a 3% increase over last year.

Spokesperson Christine Delise says, "The heaviest congestion is expected to be the Friday before the Labor Day holiday.' She adds that, "Not surprisingly Monday will be a very heavy traffic day as travelors head back home to school and work on Tuesday."

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9:10 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Bear Traffic Closure on U.S. Route 40


BEAR, Del. (AP) - Small businesses in Bear are bracing for a 17-day closure of a section of U.S. Route 40 while a rail crossing is replaced.

The News Journal reports that businesses are posting signs and ads to alert customers that they will be open while Pulaski Highway traffic is detoured to Interstate 95. To reduce the burden on area roads, eastbound traffic will be directed one way and westbound traffic another.

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9:36 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Pedestrian Deaths Up in Delaware

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A new analysis of crash data shows pedestrian deaths in Delaware rose last year from 2011.

Many deaths occurred either on U.S. 40 or U.S. 13. Most victims were men, middle-aged or trying to cross the street at night.

A working group of engineers, educators and others has been studying ways to reduce pedestrian fatalities.

Ideas discussed include reflective wristbands or backpacks, enforcement campaigns in targeted areas and installing a barrier along the medians.

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11:51 am
Fri June 29, 2012

More Marylanders Are Expected to Be Driving July 4th

BALTIMORE (AP) — AAA says more Marylanders are expected to travel away from home next week for the July 4th holiday.

The projection for a 5.3 percent increase in travel over last year would be the highest volume of travel by Maryland residents in more than a decade.

AAA says declining gas prices and a mid-week holiday seems to be giving travelers an excuse to take extra vacation days for holiday travel. The auto club is projecting 846,000 Marylanders will travel at least 50 miles or more from home for the holiday next week.