A High Wind Warning is in effect for the southern suburbs of
Baltimore, central and southern Maryland and the Washington
Metropolitan area, (Including the Upper Marlboro area) beginning at midnight. Damaging winds are
likely, which may result in wind damage and power outages….

* TIMING…Overnight Thursday night through Friday night.

* WINDS…Northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.

Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.Please secure all outdoor items (trash bins, patio furniture ect) to keep them from blowing around.

To report a power outage call Pepco at 1-877-737-2662.

Town Offices will be CLOSED on Monday February 19, 2018 in observance of President’s Day. Below is the schedule for refuse collection:
 
Monday: Household Trash WILL be collected
Tuesday: Bulk & Yard Waste will be collected

At this writing (Sunday 8:00 a.m.) we have not yet received official confirmation from the State, but the Western Branch may rise up onto Water Street.

The graph below (from 7:15 a.m.) shows the Gauge Height as rapidly approaching 11 feet (which is the flooding point).

With more rain expected, we advise that people do not attempt to travel by car (or by foot) near the bridge on Water Street at Route 4.

Please be mindful of the Western Branch at Marlboro Pike and Route 202 as well.  Safest route to and from the downtown area is Old Crain Highway.

 

 

Altered Town Hall Office Hours:

With staff moving offices into the new wing of the Town Hall, the Town Offices will operate under the below schedule:
Monday Feb 5th 8am-12pm 
Tuesday Feb 6th 8am-12pm
Wednesday Feb 7th 8am-12pm
Thursday Feb 8th 9am-5pm (Normal Hours)

Email Info@UpperMarlboroMD.gov with questions or concerns.

Reminder that Town Offices will be CLOSED on Monday October 9, 2017 in observance of Columbus Day. Offices will re-open on Tuesday October 10th at 9am.

Refuse Collection Schedule: 

Residential Trash WILL be collected on Monday, and Bulk Trash and Yard Waste will be collected on Tuesday.

On September 26, 2017 the Town’s new Radar Speed sign was deployed to the newly re-constructed 14500 Blk of Elm Street with the below data gathered:

Posted Speed: 25MPH

Avenge Speed: 17MPH

Speed Violators: 219 out of 5,767 vehicles or 4%

Total Vehicles on Roadway: Average of 1,922 per day

 

I have attached the report to this email. The sign has been re-located to 725 to recharge and regulate speeding. Staff are working to relocate the sign to Main Street this week.

To view the full report click here: MyCustomReport2017-10-02 10-24-41

 

This morning, Town Public Works installed a Traffic Logix Solar-powered speed sign on Old Marlboro Pike (Rte. 725). This sign both alerts drivers to their speed, while collecting traffic data simultaneously (vehicle count, average speed, speed violators ect). This data will allow the Town Police to strategically deploy officers to enforce the speed when the most violations occur. This speed sign does not issue tickets.

Residents and the public can monitor LIVE Town traffic data gathered by the sign here: http://streetsoncloud.com/public/Town+of+Upper+Marlboro

 

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is starting construction on the $78 million interchange project at MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) and Suitland Parkway in Prince George’s County. MDOT SHA is hosting a public meeting on September 14, 2017 to discuss project details.

The new diamond interchange will reduce congestion at the busy intersection. The project also includes realigning the Pennsylvania Avenue Service Road and Armstrong Lane, reconstruction of on- and off-ramps to Joint Base Andrews, construction of a new signalized intersection at Presidential Parkway and Central Park Drive, and widening of the existing bridge on Suitland Parkway. The work is expected to be complete by the end of the summer of 2021.

Preliminary work for the project includes new pavement markings to align the roadway with corresponding work zone configurations, setting concrete barriers and utility relocations. Motorists can expect off-peak daytime and nighttime lane shifts during construction. Drivers are asked to remain alert for work crews and changing traffic patterns; safety measures will be in place for the duration of the project.

The public meeting will present maps and other exhibits of the current design (see back for meeting details). The meeting will provide an opportunity for project team members to answer project-related questions. You may arrive at any time during the meeting hours and walk through at your own pace. There will be no formal presentation.

The meeting will take place:

Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Forestville Military Academy
7001 Beltz Drive
District Heights, MD 20747

Those with questions about the meeting should contact:

Mr. Sean Johnson, Project Manager
Maryland Department of Transportation
State Highway Administration
Office of Highway Development
707 N. Calvert Street, Mail Stop C-102
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-545-8813; Toll-free: 1-888-228-5003
Email: sjohnson@sha.state.md.us

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.