Construction and traffic can go hand in hand in the D.C. area, but one hurried driver in Takoma Park, Maryland, ended up striking a flagger after being made to stop at a work zone early Thursday, police said.
The final version of the legislation headed for Gov. Ralph Northam’s desk only allows for handheld speed cameras used by police officers while in highway work zones.
Thousands of drivers zooming through the Suitland Road Bridge work zone area on the Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are getting caught by the speed cameras in place since last year.
The fifth track work surge will affect riders who take the Orange and Silver lines. If you live in or commute to Falls Church or Arlington, find out other ways to get around.
As the overall number of speed camera tickets issued in work zones in Maryland decreased in 2013, the number of fatalities in work zones increased.
A new work-zone speed camera will be deployed along route 340 and Route 15 between Interstate 70 and Mt. Zion Road near Ballenger Creek in Frederick County next month.
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