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Governor Honors MDOT Employees for work during Pandemic

October 20th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan awarded citations to 32 Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) employees for their commitment to the health and safety of Marylanders, and for their outstanding customer service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards were presented at today’s meeting of the Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis. 

Staff from multiple SHA district offices and maintenance shops provided traffic control plans and daily support to guide tens of thousands of Maryland residents to the state’s 11 mass vaccination sites and multiple testing facilities. This included deploying portable display message signs, cones and barrels as well as manufacturing approximately 300 directional signs. 

Additionally, a team from three of MDOT SHA’s District 4 maintenance shops transported 65 much needed hospital beds and hospital equipment from a temporary warehouse in Baltimore County to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown. The six-truck caravan was part of a statewide effort to ensure that Maryland had the hospital facilities and equipment to respond to the pandemic.