Sept 7 2021 WMAR2: MDOT SHA Tackles Trash in Anne Arundel County The Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and Anne Arundel County is encouraging people to pick up their trash. They kicked off a litter pick-up campaign Tuesday to encourage others to do the same. They said if people pick up after themselves, and pick up trash they see in their areas, it could save the county a lot of money. April 7 2021 NBC4: Historic Harriet Tubman Sites at Risk of Rising Seas on Eastern Shore This area “was never very dry, but it has never been as wet as it has today,” said Julie Schablitsky, the chief archaeologist for MDOT’s State Highway Administration. “Because of that, we're in a bit of a race against time to try and rescue these sites.” Oct 28 2020 Baltimore Sun: Archaeologists discover 300-year-old slave quarters on a Jesuit plantation in Southern Maryland Archaeologists from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration have discovered a 300-year-old slave quarters on a Jesuit plantation in St. Mary’s County. The remains, which might date back to around 1700, were found buried in farm fields at Newtowne Neck State Park in Southern Maryland right by an 18th century brick manor once occupied by Jesuit missionaries. Sep 8 2020 Southern Maryland Chronicle: MDOT SHA Wins Transportation Award for "Look Up, Look Out" Safety Education Video The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) won a national award of excellence for its “Look Up, Look Out” video urging teenage drivers not to text and drive. The American Association for State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Transportation Communications Committee (TransComm) selected MDOT SHA’s video in the category of public service announcements, video or radio. Aug 11 2020 Capital Gazette: Maryland SHA Continues to Work Across Anne Arundel, Maryland During the Pandemic by Tim Smith As the state continues its recovery from the coronavirus emergency, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration continues to proudly perform its mission. We understand the highway network is critical, even when fewer people are traveling. That’s why the dedicated men and women of our agency never stopped working. July 10 2020 Washington Post: A COVID Silver Lining in Maryland: Better Roads by Tim Smith Maryland is continuing to recover from the covid-19 emergency, and motorists are returning to the roadways. As they do, they’ll see changes along some familiar routes. While many people have been working remotely in recent months, crews from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration have been in the field, working to improve, maintain and patrol our roadways. June 11 2020 WTOP Radio: New I-270 Interchange in Montgomery Co. to Ease Congestion and Boost Economy Getting around in Montgomery County just got a little bit easier following the completion of a $124 million transportation project in Gaithersburg, Maryland.The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced the opening a new Interstate 270 interchange at Watkins Mill Road near Montgomery Village - which will alleviate congestion and is expected to bring significant economic benefits. May 21 2020 Eye on Annapolis: New Type of Pedestrian Signal Installed at the Michael E. Busch Library on West Street Today, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is activating a High-intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) beacon on MD 450 (West Street) in front of the Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library. This will be the second HAWK beacon on a Maryland highway and the first in Anne Arundel County. Mar 6 2020 MDOT SHA Archaeologist Dr. Julie Schablitsky Investigates on MPT In the "A Maryland Mystery Lady" series, a surprising discovery is made in an abandoned piece of land. Dec 12 2019 WJZ-TV: Waze and Maryland SHA partner up to make your commute easier If you frequently commute or travel through Maryland whether it's to or from work or anywhere else, you know traffic can be an issue. Now those unexpected delays or road closures, may be a little easier to avoid. Dec 5 2019 WMDT-TV/ABC 47: Maryland State Highway Administration is ready for the winter season SALISBURY, Md. – Winter is right around the corner and the Maryland State Highway Administration is prepared. Charlie Gischlar, a Spokesperson for MSHA said, “We are completely stocked up and ready to go.” Right now MSHA says they are armed with almost 2 million gallons of brine, nearly 3,000 employees and about 2,700 pieces of equipment... Nov 15 2019 Washington Post: Maryland drivers, please move over for emergency vehicles by Greg Slater Greg Slater is the Maryland state highway administrator. Being the Maryland state highway administrator is a role that requires a lot of early mornings and late nights out on the road and in communities. As I am out there, one of the things that always makes me smile is seeing one of our dedicated employees on the road helping someone in need, or getting a call, email or letter from those who were helped.