Cumberland Times-News

Editorials

April 14, 2014

Where to look

E-brochure lists status of Md. road projects

Drive anywhere in Maryland and it seems there is one highway construction project after another. While it is good to see our roads and bridges being upgraded, it can be nerve-wracking for anyone traveling a long distance.

A little bit of relief can be found by checking the e-Road Ready 2014 electronic construction brochure just released by the Maryland State Highway Administration.

The e-brochure can help motorists plan alternative routes to avoid traffic delays caused by highway construction. The brochure not only provides areas of major construction, but it lists Scenic Byways that can often be used as alternate routes.

The brochure takes a county-by-county look at road projects.

Allegany County projects listed are Interstate-68 work in Cumberland, which will have one phase complete in the fall of 2014 and the other in the summer of 2015; MD Route 636 Warrior Drive, which will have eastbound traffic closed this summer and work completed in fall 2014; MD 51 Oldtown Road, Comerford Road Bridge over the Potomac River, completion summer 2014; MD 36 Mount Savage Road, Mount Savage to Jennings Run Bridge, completion summer 2014, and US 40 Scenic Road (National Pike) from Shipley Road to Mountain Road, completion fall 2014,

Garrett County projects are Interstate 68 at MD 42 Friendsville Bridge, completion summer 2014; U.S. 219 Garrett Highway bridge over Cheery Creek, completion fall 2014; Interstate 68 National Freeway Shade Hollow Road to Lower New Germany Road, completion fall 2014, and MD 495 Bittinger Road at New Germany Road, completion fall 2014.

With a little planning many of us will be able to bypass these major road projects. The e-brochure helps us pinpoint problem areas from Oakland to Ocean City.

1
Text Only
Editorials
  • C-minus grade C-minus grade

    If a survey conducted by Thumbtack.com and the Kaufman Foundation is an accurate portrayal, Maryland has a long way to go to become a business-friendly state.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Big loophole Big loophole

    How ironic — and how sad — that the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority plans a closed executive session to discuss the open meetings law.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Preposterous Preposterous

    File this one under the We Thought We’d Heard Everything category: A man who attempted the armed robbery of a pizza shop is now suing the pizzeria and the employees who tackled him and wrestled his gun away during the holdup.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • No secrets No secrets

    The idea of fracturing for natural gas makes many people anxious about potential harmful effects. For that reason alone, it is incumbent on Maryland government to require full disclosure of chemicals used in the process.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Don’t do it. Don’t do it

    Temperatures have been moderate recently but are projected to rise to the upper 80s and low 90s later this week, so we want to remind you: Never leave children unattended in a vehicle.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • July 20, 1969 July 20, 1969

    When Apollo 11 landed on the moon 45 years ago today, it was until that time the mostwatched television programming in history.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stopgap

    Kicking the can down the road was one of the things American kids did to pass the time in the old days, particularly if they lived in rural areas where there was little traffic to contend with.

    July 16, 2014

  • Maryland on target to meet 2025 bay restoration goals

    July 16, 2014

  • Tough luck Tough luck

    The state has for a second time declined to help Allegany County get federal flood recovery funds in the wake of the June 12 storm.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Heard it all Heard it all

    Pesky thing, this requirement that political candidates file campaign finance reports.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo