It’s that time of year again! The Show Place Arena will be hosting many area High School Graduations over the next few weeks. Please expect heavy traffic volume and delays throughout Downtown Upper Marlboro and in particular the below intersections as attendees are released:

  • MD Route 4 (Pennsylvania Ave) at Water Street Interchange
  • Main Street / Route 202 Intersection

Please consider entering Town though alternative routes such as Old Crain Highway or Rt 725 Old Marlboro Pike. Please see the below graduation schedule:

Traffic Alert: PEPCO has advised the Town that they will be conducting utility work in the 14500 block of Elm Street on Saturday, March 18 and Monday, March 20.  The Town will post more details when it receives them. Expect delays and/or detours — as the work involves the relocation of a utility pole with live wires on Monday.

The Maryland State Highway Administration is still working on their sidewalk repair/project along Old Marlboro Pike (Rt 725) at Old Mill Road and Union United Church. Drivers may experience a “one lane street” with traffic being controlled by flagging crews for the remainder of the week. Please drive slowly in the area!

 

 

Maryland State Highway Administration crews & contractors will be doing new sidewalk construction & repairs to existing sidewalks on Old Marlboro Pike (Rt. 725) near Old Mill Road and Union United Methodist Church from Monday February 27th until Wednesday March 1st, 2017. Please contact Town Hall 301-627-6905 with any questions or concerns. 

Elm Street will be CLOSED to all traffic between Rt. 725 (Old Marlboro Pike) and Old Mill Rd on the below dates between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm

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  • Thursday January 26, 2017
  • Friday January 27, 2017

The closings are due to Pepco moving two utility poles back several feet to allow for the widening of Elm street later in the year. Please use Main Street to enter Downtown and access the Upper Marlboro Post Office.

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The Town Offices will be closed on Monday January 16, 2017 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

Residential Trash will be collected on Monday as usual, however Residential Bulk Trash & Yard Waste will be collected on Tuesday January 17 instead.

Town Offices will re-open on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 9am.

dpwtThe County’s Department of Public Works & Transportation made a decision to remove the Water Street bus stop, located across from the 7-11 convenience store. As of Monday, January 23, 2017, this bus stop will longer be active for boarding and drop offs for “The Bus” passengers. The Bus passengers can still access transit services on Judges Drive at the Courthouse Circle and on Elm Street near Governor Oden Bowie Drive. Yesterday, DPW&T posted public notices at the Water Street bus stop to provide their patrons with sufficient notification about the change. By Friday, January 20th, the bus shelter will be removed and the bus stop sign will be removed from the Water Street bus stop. In the meantime, DPW&T will continue to work with the SHA and the M—NCPPC on their pedestrian improvement projects on Water Street, including moving the Water Street crosswalk further down towards Judges Drive.4513266381_350396b420_o

You may have noticed utility works working along Rt. 4, Old Crain Highway, School Lane and Church Street over the past week. These utility workers are installing underground fiber-optic cables to connect the County Administration Building, Courthouse, Board of Education Building, and the Town Hall to the County’s  Intergovernmental Network or I-Net system.

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“The Prince George’s County Intergovernmental Network (referred to as I-Net) is a secure, reliable and scalable fiber optic network connecting anchor institutions as partners in building successful communities and local economies. The I-Net provides a common framework for government, education and public safety to leverage shared resources for information and data sharing and regional interoperability. The goal is to expand participation through collaboration ensuring long term sustainability.”

For more information on the County’s I-Net Program visit: http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/696/Intergovernmental-Network-I-Net

Once cable installation is complete, the Town will join the dozens of other Prince George’s County municipalities already connected as well as access to multiple State and County databases and systems via secure high speed internet service provided by the County’s Comcast Cable Franchise Agreement.

To demonstrate how quickly the interior temperature of a parked car can reach dangerous levels, a car with digital thermometers placed inside will be on display with video updates of the rising temperatures posted to the internet every hour.

“Interior temperatures of a parked car can rise as much as 30 degrees in as little as one hour. Every year, a child or a pet dies after being left in a parked car in the heat. It is our hope, with this car on display and through the use of social media, to demonstrate how fast and how hot the interior of a car can and will get” says Brian Kress of Marlboro Tire and Automotive.

The car will be on display this Friday July 22, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Marlboro Tire & Automotive, 15204 Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Press Contact:

Brian Kress

Marlboro Tire and Automotive

  1. w) 301-627-4900
  2. c) 301-641-1674

brian@marlborotire.com

House Fire & Water Rescue in Town

House Fire: In the early morning hours of Thursday June 30, 2016 while performing routine maintenance the Town’s Public Works staff notices smoke coming from a house in the 14900 Block of Marlboro Pike (Main Street), alerted Marlboro VFD who immediately responded. The fire was quickly extinguished and confined to the bedroom areas. The house was vacant at the time and there were no reported injuries. The Upper Marlboro Police Department is working with the County Fire Marshal’s Office to investigate the cause of the fire. If you have any information please contact Town Police. Photo credit to Paul Hawkins, photographer.
Water Rescue: On Saturday July 2, 2016 at 8am Marlboro VFD and PGFD Technical Rescue Units were alerted to the School House Pond for a water rescue. Units arrived to find a teenage male stuck waist deep in the mud. He was pulled out of the mud via a rope system. Photo credit to Mark Brady PGFD PIO. Click Here to read Fox 5 News Story

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House Fire on Main Street

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