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Traffic Alert: Solomons Island Road (Route 2) getting attention from Police, highway authority

Anne Arundel County Police:

Members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Traffic Safety Section, along with several officers from the four police districts, conducted a high-intensity traffic enforcement detail on Solomons Island Road on November 18, 2021 during the morning hours Utilizing marked and unmarked cars for the three and a half hour detail, officers made 64 traffic stops and issued 23 citations and 54 warnings for various offenses ranging from cell phone usage, speeding, red light, and seatbelt violations.

This enforcement effort also included federally certified commercial vehicle inspectors who performed 9 commercial vehicle inspections. Two of the inspected commercial vehicles were placed out of service for safety violations.

This enforcement is a continuation of directed enforcement patrols conducted on various county roadways as a result of crashes, aggressive driving, and speed complaints. Additional enforcement efforts will be conducted on various county roadways focused on deterring aggressive driving, distracted driving, speeding, and occupant protection. Citizens observing any vehicles operated in a careless or reckless manner are asked to contact the police department by calling 911 or the non-emergency number- 410 222-8610.

Road Work:



Overnight Work Includes US 50 (John Hanson Highway) Interchange Ramps

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is resurfacing a section of MD 2 (Solomons Island Road) in Anne Arundel County.

Crews began working Wednesday, November 17, on the roadway between Jennifer Road and MD 450 (West Street). The project is expected to complete by the end of the year.

Crews will work Sundays through Thursdays, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Due to holiday work restrictions, the overnight work will not take place between Tuesday, November 23, and Monday, November 29.

Along with the MD 2 travel lanes, crews will resurface four ramps at the US 50 / MD 2 interchange just south of Jennifer Road:

  • Northbound MD 2 to eastbound US 50,

  • Northbound MD 2 to westbound US 50,

  • Southbound MD 2 to eastbound US 50, and

  • Southbound MD 2 to westbound US 50.

During work hours, motorists can expect single-lane closures. Drivers will be directed to use overnight traffic detours for each overnight single ramp closure.

Portable variable message and temporary traffic signs will be available to direct traffic along designated detours for each overnight ramp closure. The first overnight ramp closure is along northbound MD 2 to eastbound US 50.

MDOT SHA’s areawide contractor Reliable Contracting, Inc is performing the work. All work is weather permitting. Customers who have questions about this work may contact the MDOT SHA District 5 at 410-841-1000 or toll-free at 1-800-331-5603.

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our customers. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and look for reduced speed limits.

Please drive like you work here and slowdown in construction zones. Motorists can dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to

--From press releases

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