Thursday, May 16, 2013
The upcoming bridge work is part of a $48 million preservation project.
State transportation officials are warning of noise and congestion around the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge this weekend due to concrete pouring. The work this weekend, which officials said in a release is "necessary to secure the structural integrity of the bridge piers," is scheduled from 6 a.m. Saturday to 3 p.m. Sunday. If weather or other factors delay the work, some construction may be done next Wednesday, May 22, through Thursday, May 23, according to the release. The release also advises area residents of construction-related traffic on westbound US Route 40, Otsego Street and Water Street in Havre de Grace. The $48 million project to preserve the bridge's underwater foundation is expected to be complete by fall 2014. Keep tabs …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Maryland Transportation Authority recognized Officer Gregory Sampson for his character and law enforcement contributions.
Officer Gregory Sampson has been named a "top cop" by the Maryland Transportation Authority. Sampson, who lives in Harford County, is assigned to the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge, which connects Harford and Cecil counties via Route 40. According to the Maryland Transportation Authority, Sampson has been on the force for seven years. When Patch asked why he received the award, there were many reasons, according to Sgt. Jonathan Green of the Maryland Transportation Authority:
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Maryland Transportation Authority said work will take place Thursday and possibly Friday.
Havre de Grace drivers should anticipate an influx of truck traffic around US Route 40 this week by the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge. Due to a foundation repair project on the bridge, truck volume and construction noise will increase on March 21, the Maryland Transportation Authority said in a statement. According to the statement, the following areas are part of the truck route: Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, with Friday as the backup date in case of inclement weather or other issues. This week's underwater foundation repairs are part of a $48 million project on the bridge that connects Harford and Cecil counties. Transportation officials say the work will be complete by fall 2014. Check the Havre de Grace Patch …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The center by the Hatem Bridge will be undergoing repairs.
The E-Z Pass Stop-In Center on the Hatem Bridge will be closed for two weeks, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. The temporary closure will last from March 11 to March 29 so that the building can be repaired. The nearest center to get an E-Z Pass is the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway Center at 1 Turnpike Drive in Perryville. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Wednesday, when hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Winds could be dangerous for drivers operating vehicles such as motorcycles and trailers.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Videographer who runs the 'Maryland Freeways' Facebook group documented the bridge's recent revamp.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Drivers can get free transponders through Jan. 31.
Starting Feb. 1, drivers will have to pay $9 for Hatem Bridge E-ZPass transponders. Until then, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is giving the wireless transmitters away free of charge. The toll-paying devices work exclusively for the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge on US Route 40 and replace the decals that were in use until October 2012. To get a transponder and more information, visit ezpassmd.com. Drivers can also visit the JFK Highway and Hatem Bridge E-ZPass Stop-In Centers. Service center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Plans for the Hatem toll plaza are available for $10 each year for an unlimited number of trips, according to MDTA. As of …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The collision occurred before 9 a.m. Friday.
A crash on the Hatem Bridge caused delays Friday morning as drivers were heading to work. Before 8:57 a.m., a crash eastbound on US Route 40 was reported with injuries, according to Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner. Maryland Department of Transportation reported that all lanes on eastbound Route 40 were closed following the accident. All lanes had reopened at 9:20 a.m., according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Maryland Transportation Authority and a Churchville man are arguing in front of a jury about whether the state was negligent.
A Churchville man whose 12-year-old daughter died in a crash on the Hatem Bridge more than 10 years ago is having his case against the Maryland Transportation Authority heard in Harford County Circuit Court. Garrett Tollenger is suing the Maryland Transportation Authority for not installing barricades between east and westbound traffic against advice its chief engineer provided in 2000, The Baltimore Sun reported. Tollenger's daughter died Aug. 10, 2001, after the truck her stepfather was driving westbound on the Hatem Bridge crossed the double yellow line and was struck by a vehicle heading east, according to The Baltimore Sun. The stepfather also died in the crash. In his complaint, Tellenger cited 12 other crashes, including two that …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Water main work restricted access to the bridge Friday morning.
The Hatem Bridge has reopened at westbound Route 40 as of 3:30 p.m., according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Westbound 40 was closed at the bridge Friday morning so that repairs could be made to a broken water main. Original post from 6:30 a.m. Friday Westbound U.S. Route 40 is closed at the Susquehanna River Friday morning. Work on the Hatem Memorial Bridge has closed the southernmost of the three bridges that carry traffic from Cecil County into Harford County. » Get live traffic info on our Commute page. Traffic is being detoured onto MD Route 222—which leads traffic to either U.S. Route 1 or Interstate 95. The detour is set up due to a water main break on U.S. Route 40 in Havre de Grace. Sign up for our newsletter, and …