2021 | News

Vote on 270, Beltway toll lanes will move forward Tuesday

Plus: Missing food truck found days after reported stolen; Cemetery among nation’s ‘most endangered’

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Vote on 270, Beltway toll lanes will move forward Tuesday

A public-private project to build toll lanes on the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 will take the next step in Maryland’s review process despite a predevelopment agreement being in dispute between the state and a losing bidder.

Plans to build express lanes on lower Interstate 270 and part of the Capital Beltway will go before the Maryland Transportation Authority board on Tuesday for a vote that would open a 30-day period of public and legislative review before final approval. [Washington Post]

Missing food truck found days after reported stolen

Authorities in Montgomery County have located a food truck that was reported stolen on Memorial Day.

The “Turner’s Beltway Bistro” food truck, which disappeared from Silver Spring, was found abandoned in Charles County, police posted on Twitter. [WTOP]

Cemetery among nation’s ‘most endangered’

A historically Black cemetery encroached upon when the Capital Beltway was constructed in the 1960s is again in potential peril, a national preservation organization said on Thursday.

The Morningstar Tabernacle No. 88 Order of Moses Cemetery and Hall in Montgomery County was designated one of the nation’s “11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2021” by the Washington, D.C.-based National Trust for Historic Preservation. [Maryland Matters]

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