Fixing JFX sinkhole to cost $2 million, double the original estimate – Baltimore Brew
City police detective suspended in rogue search for missing daughter – Baltimore Sun
Annapolis leaders considering two special sessions – Baltimore Sun
Skywatching opportunity: See space station twice in two nights – Baltimore Sun
Werdesheim trial to go forward without a jury – Baltimore Sun
Wal-Mart took part in lobbying campaign to amend anti-bribery law – Washington Post
Tag: Jones Falls Expressway
Congratulations, those of you who made it to work today despite the expletive-inducing JFX Road Construction from Hell!
Surely by now we’ve many of us survived the morning commute via an alternate route, if not by way of the newly slenderized Jones Falls Expressway itself, which has of course been reduced to two lanes in both directions for impending construction, the first of its involved kind on 83 in 25 years. And quick review (delivered in a whiny voice): The project, which closes lanes near 29th and Druid Lake Drive—to enable repairs to drainage pipes below the highway and “bolster the highway’s underpinnings”—could last as long as eight weeks and cost up to (cue Austin Powers) one million dollars.
“The Jones Falls Expressway as we know it disappeared Friday evening…” Candus Thomson wrote rather poetically in Saturday’s print edition of The Baltimore Sun, and also noted, “Taking away the two left lanes will reduce traffic flow by at least a third on Baltimore’s highest-volume artery.” Yikes!