There have been two nasty crashes just days apart on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Bridge. In the first crash last Friday a 22 year old woman driving a Chrysler survived an amazing sideswipe with a tractor trailer that sent her car over the railing and into the Bay. Miraculously she managed to get out of her vehicle floating in the Bay and swim to rocks a short distance away - from where she was rescued. She was taken by helicopter to a Trauma center in Baltimore but was discharged the next day.
After swerve incidents VA/495 Express Lanes make modifications to southern entry to give drivers more time to choose
2012-11-19: Northern Virginia's new toll express lanes on the Capital Beltway are getting modifications to the southern entry in night-time work for the next several days. This in response to a spate of swerving incidents that included six crashes in the first 72 hours of operation of the 495 Express Lanes (XLs.)
Transurban-Fluor's rebuild of 14 of the busiest miles of the Washington DC Capital Beltway must be one of the most difficult construction management jobs currently under way in the country. The joint venture toll concessionaire is rebuilding a 2x4 lane expressway into 2x 6 lanes, the extra two lanes each direction to be High Occupancy/or Toll (HOT) lanes with the traffic managed for free flow with dynamic pricing.
Crashes down by three-quarters at Florida Turnpike Miami toll points following all-electronic conversionBy Peter Samuel on November 14, 2011
Crashes are down drastically at the Miami toll points of Florida's Turnpike since their conversion to all-electronic tolling (AET) February 19 this year. Five former mainline toll plazas (one a split plaza) went completely freeflow and cashless in the conversion. Previously they'd had open road tolling (ORT) through the middle but cash toll booths to the sides of the mainline plazas.