Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) announced June 26 it will be working on two major road projects that will a have significant impact for extended periods on Montgomery County drivers. Emergency repairs to the inner loop of I-495 (Capital Beltway) Northwest Branch Bridge between MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) and MD 193 (University Boulevard) are expected to last through mid-July.

Widening and rehabilitation construction on the Interstate 81 bridge project across the Potomac River between Maryland and West Virginia is about 88 percent complete, according to the Maryland DOT's State Highway Administration. Construction began in the fall of 2016 and, according to the Maryland agency, the road and structure work is expected to be finished in December.

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) have announced that four private-sector teams responded to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to be the developer of the state's I-495 & I-270 P3 Program Phase 1.

Capitol Heights is a town in Prince George's County, Maryland, which is the namesake of David Entwistle's new PIRTEK Service & Supply Center. He has owned another successful location nearby - PIRTEK Rockville - since 2013. Both of his storefronts are centrally located in the state, which makes it easier for his mobile technicians to reach customers throughout Maryland very quickly.

Amid Maryland's state of emergency due to COVID-19, Md. Gov. Larry Hogan announced on April 1 that a project involving the Bay Bridge was completed more than a year ahead of schedule. The project, headed up by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) involved the rehabilitation of the westbound right lane deck.

In Timonium, Md., which is located in Baltimore County, the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is heading up a project to replace the 70-year-old Interstate 83 (Harrisburg Expressway) dual bridges over Padonia Road.

On Jan. 24th — with warm intentions and cold breezes — a stouthearted Stertil-Koni team of 28 strong jumped into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay, all in support of the Special Olympics of Maryland. Stertil-Koni "plungers", in glowing orange attire, helped brighten spirits for Special Olympics of Maryland.

Salem-based Carter Machinery, a Caterpillar Inc. dealer, announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Baltimore-based Alban Tractor Co. Inc. effective Feb. 4, 2020. In connection with the acquisition, Carter Machinery will become the Cat dealer in an expanded service territory that will now include Northern Virginia; Washington D.C.; Maryland; and Delaware.

The Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) voted to advance the transformative Traffic Relief Plan to ease traffic congestion for hundreds of thousands of commuters every day, and dramatically improve quality of life in the Washington capital region region for decades to come.

A project in Frederick County, Md., that began in September will enhance safety and add capacity on a segment of MD 180 (Jefferson Pike). The $17 million project involves more than half a mile at Solarex Court and Swallowtail Drive and is designed to help alleviate traffic congestion.

Digging & Rigging, a crane and rigging company based out of Mount Airy, Md., deployed a Grove TMS500-2 truck crane to assist a helicopter with the installation of a new radio tower in Clear Spring, Md. The helicopter air-lifted the 5-ton tower antenna while the truck crane helped tail it until it was in a complete vertical position.