Baltimore County police officers responded to a fatal crash at Pulaski Highway and White Marsh Boulevard intersection in White Marsh on Friday, Feb. 24 just before midnight.
Upon arrival, investigators with the Baltimore County Police Crash Team determined the crash occurred when a 2013 Infiniti G37x was traveling eastbound while a 2008 Hyundai Tucson was traveling westbound on Pulaski Highway approaching White Marsh Boulevard.
The Hyundai attempted to turn left onto White Marsh Boulevard when the Infiniti struck it. The driver and passenger of the Infiniti were transported to an area hospital. The driver of the Hyundai Tucson, 32-year-old Rahmel Summerlin, was pronounced deceased at the scene, and the passenger was transported to an area hospital.
This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team.
In coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Maryland State Police (MSP) Maryland SafeZones Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will deploy ASE equipment for construction activities on I-95 in White Marsh.
Beginning Monday, Dec. 20, ASE equipment will be deployed on northbound I-95 near mile marker No. 67.5. The equipment will be used to deter speeding in the work zones currently in place along this stretch of I-95. Advance warning signs are in place prior to the work zone to alert drivers of automated speed enforcement use and a “speed trailer” will be on site to display drivers’ speeds.
After a 21-day warning period, the MSP will authorize citations starting Monday, January 10. By law, if a vehicle is recorded traveling at a specified rate or more over the posted speed limit – the posted speed is 65 mph at this location – a $40 fine will be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Maryland SafeZones’ goal is to slow drivers and make work zones safer environments for work crews, drivers and passengers. Even when workers are not present, work zones can be dangerous due to uneven pavement, lane shifts, reduced shoulders and other modifications. For more information on the program, visit safezones.maryland.gov.
The current work is part of the MDTA’s $1.1 billion I-95 Express Toll Lanes Northbound Extension program to relieve congestion and improve travel along the I-95 Corridor into Harford County. Construction began in May 2021 on the major project to widen northbound I-95 between MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) and MD 152 (Mountain Road) to make way for the ETL extension, which is expected to open to traffic by 2024 to MD 152, with the full extension to north of MD 24 open to traffic by 2027.
View real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways by visiting mdta.maryland.gov. For real-time updates on major incidents follow MDTA on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA and on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA
-photo by Ben Boehl-
Councilman David Marks has reported that the Joppa Road Bridge near Honeygo Elementary has finally opened. The road is now accessible between Honeygo Boulevard and Snyder Lane in Perry Hall.
Baltimore County announced in January that it has closed the small bridge on East Joppa Road (over Honeygo Run) in order to make emergency repairs.
The delays continued into the spring and summer as bridge parts were hard to repair since the bridge was built in the 1940s.
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has embarked on a $1.1 billion program to relieve congestion and improve travel along the I-95 corridor into northern Baltimore and Harford Counties.
Currently, the MDTA has five active projects including replacing Clayton Road overpass, noise wall construction along the southbound roadway north of New Forge Road and northbound mainline construction, which will add two Express Toll Lanes (ETL) to the existing four general purpose lanes between MD 43 and MD 152.
Reconstruction of the Interchange at I-95 and MD 152
The next construction project beginning shortly is the reconstruction of the I-95/MD 152 interchange and northbound roadway to accommodate two ETL from south of MD 152 to south of MD 24. Work associated with the interchange will require Old Mountain Road and the existing MD 152 Park and Ride lot to close.
MD 152 Park and Ride Lot to Close
The lot will close on or about December 15, as reconstruction of the I-95/MD 152 interchange begins. To accommodate the existing park and ride users, the MDTA opened a new Park and Ride lot at the intersection of MD 924 and Woodsdale Road, adjacent to the I-95 interchange at MD 24/MD 924 in the Abingdon area of Harford County. The MDTA encourages users of the MD 152 Park and Ride lot to utilize this new facility. Advanced signage has been installed to direct users to the new Park and Ride lot. It will serve the existing MD 152 Park and Ride customers until a new Park and Ride at MD 152 is completed in late 2025. For directions to the new lot please view the MD 24/MD 924 Park and Ride project sheet.
The ETL Northbound Extension will be completed in multiple segments and is expected to open to traffic in 2024 through MD 152 and in 2027 through MD 24. For more information, visit mdta.Maryland.gov/I95ETLNB/home.html
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The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt.
Councilwoman Cathy Bevins released a statement about a construction project near Carroll Island Road and Eastern Boulevard in Chase that cause delays starting next week
“A Baltimore County contractor will be replacing a large-diameter storm drain pipe under Carroll Island Road starting on December 6. Crews will be working about 500 feet from the intersection of Carroll Island Road and Eastern Boulevard until the end of the month, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday,” Bevins said.
“In order to replace the pipe, some lanes will be intermittently closed. Drivers should expect some delays.”
-photo by White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company-
A pedestrian crash shutdown I-95 South before White Marsh on Monday evening.
The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reported that two of its engines responded to southbound I-95 just below New Forge Road in White Marsh for two pedestrians that were struck by a vehicle.
This is around mile marker 69.3 between New Forge Road and White Marsh Boulevard.
A medevac from Maryland State Police has transported one of the two patients to a trauma center.
The accident was reported on Nov. 15 around 4 p.m.
-photo courtesy of Baltimore County Fire Department-
Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighters Association have reported a serious accident involving a MTA bus and multiple vehicles in Sparrows Point. The accident was reported at the intersection of I-695 and Bethlehem Boulevard on Friday after 6:30 p.m. Multiple EMS crews were on the scene.
One person was trapped and several people are reported injured.
Baltimore County Fire Department reported that two vehicles were involved in crash with a bus.
There are a total of 13 patients. Two had serious injuries and five had minor injuries. Six patients refused to be transported. Fire Units cleared the scene at 8:14 p.m. Accident investigation still on going.
It was not clear if the accident was either on the Beltway or off the Beltway on Bethlehem Boulevard.
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced today that forces will mobilize at Perry Hall’s Joppa Road bridge the week of Nov. 8 to start replacing the structure, which has been closed since January.
Bearing assemblies and precast concrete slab units will be delivered, and installation will start immediately. Baltimore County expects the work to be completed by the end of November, weather permitting.
“I would like to thank the Department of Public Works for working to complete this project, which was delayed due to the parts shortage affecting many parts of the U.S. economy,” Councilman Marks said.
“I appreciate the inconvenience experienced by many motorists. It has affected my family as well. We look forward to the bridge opening.”
Baltimore County Police reported a car crashed through a 7ELEVEN in Dundalk.
The incident was reported on Friday, Oct. 29 around 7 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Point Road as the vehicle crashed in the front of the store.
There are no further details at this time. There was an original report that the vehicle went through storefont but that has not been confirmed.
This is the latest list of county road closures and other road-related problems caused by today’s coastal flooding/wind event. This is list is changing constantly as problems are reported and resolved.
Millers Island Boulevard at Baylight Avenue, 21219
Grace Road at Martha Avenue, 21219
Lynch Road at Martha Avenue, 21219
River Drive Road at White Way Road, 21219
Peach Orchard Road, 21222
Bullneck Road at Long Point Road, 21222
Ella Avenue at River Drive Road, 21219
River Drive Road at Grace Road, 21219
Millers Island Boulevard at North Point Road, 21219
Bayside Drive at Beach Drive, 21222
Galena Road, 21221
New Section Road at the dead end, 21220
Bay Drive, 21220
Wye Road, 21221
Wilson Point Road, 21220
Seneca Park Road, 21220
Wilson Point Road at dead end, 21220
Riverside Drive at Cox Point Park (entrance to park), 21221
Clarks Point Road at Bowleys Quarters Road, 21220
TREES BLOCKING ROADWAYS
520 Braeside Road, 21229 (blocking alley, wires down; BGE notified)
3667 Hilmar Road, 21244
Old Court Road at Bedford Avenue, 21208
17 Warren Road, 21221
4601 Wards Chapel Road, 21117
Lakeside Boulevard at Groffs Mill Road, 21117
Hatherleigh Road, 21212
Pepper Hill Road, 21128 (tree in wires; Verizon contacted)
Green Glade at Manor Road, 21131; (tree in wires; Verizon contacted)
Golupski Road and Holly Neck Road, 21221; (BGE notified)