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Stop Signs Coming to Carney Intersection

The new signs should be erected within the next month, according to officials.

Two new stop signs will be constructed at the intersection of Oakdale and Appleton Avenues in Carney, one for northbound traffic and one for southbound traffic.

County officials announced the new signs late last week.

County councilman David Marks told Patch in an email that, "following an engineering study, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works determined that stop signs would improve safety at this local intersection."

Marks worked with 8th legislative district Del. Joe Boteler to have the signs installed.

"I would like to thank Baltimore County for so quickly responding to this request," Boteler said in an email.

"The elected officials from northeastern Baltimore County are all committed to making our neighborhoods as safe as possible," Marks said in a statement.

The signs will be added to the intersection "as the workload [of the Department of Public Works] permits," probably within the next month, according to the email.

Do you have a traffic issue in your neighborhood? Tell us where you think added signs might be a benefit in the comments!

ParkvilleMomof2 March 19, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Where can one get the sign attached to the stop sign, we could use a little reminder that Stop Means Stop at the intersection of Wilson and Lynnwood in Parkville.
czech13 March 19, 2012 at 06:21 PM
How about Appleton and Oak Summit? There's no sign at all and the traffic NEVER stops!
Mark A. Leisher March 19, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I've been attempting for quite some time for the County to address the excessive speeding and over limit trucks on Belclare Rd. In Dundalk. My initial attempt started with the Traffic Engineering Department. A petition must be submitted and then they will provide a study IF your road qualifies. My initial request to this department to create two 4 way stop intersections to break up the long stretches of road. The county responded that this would only creat accidents. Really?? I attended meetings and found the Dun Logan Community Association and various Belclare residents had been attempting some form of traffic relief for years with various excuses from the county to not address the issues. I submitted many emails to the appropriate "elected" officials only to be ignored. I had articles about this in the Dundalk Eagle and Patch. I ended up being contacted by the 12th Precinct Police Department. My emails and letters were dumped on them by some elected offical. The 12th Precinct responded by posting Officers and and handing out tickets. A traffic documentation device was put in place and it was determined that there was a severe traffic issues. The 12th Precinct then placed Belclare Rd. on "maintanance" patrols. The 12th Precinct has been great but they have more to be concerned with than handing out tickets to idiots. It's great when they are on watch, but after they leave the stupidity resumes. Good luck and don't hold your breathe if you are attempting the same endeavor.
Parkvillehoney March 20, 2012 at 02:43 AM
I wish this type of stop sign was posted at Waltham Woods Rd and Summit Ave. Many cars turning northbound from Waltham Woods to Summit Ave don't stop. I know the Parkville police has had radar set up in the past. Since Pine Grove Elementary is up the street with many student walkers, I hope these drivers are given a ticket for running a stop sign.
Nick M March 20, 2012 at 12:08 PM
The citizens know more about their neighborhoods than anyone sitting behind a desk in Towson. Yes one can get the county to have a study done to look at speed and car counts but it is not much of a study. Oak Summit had a so called study done but it didn't fit the criteria to have anything done. But car drive very fast and there are some spots that are very dangerous. My point is the county REALLY needs to Listen to to the citizens and take there concerns seriously. Just because someone is not a "engineer" doesn't mean they don't know how cars behave on their streets. Lets make our streets safer so no one gets hurt or killed.
K. Fox March 20, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Cars fly up and down Ridgely Oak road at around 40 miles an hour. The section of Ridgley Oak and Orlando is very tight and Orlando is at the top of a hill. There is currently a stop sign on Orlando but a stop sign on Ridgley Oak and Orlando would be a huge help to slow down traffic. We have a lot of people who walk their kids and pets up and down Ridgely Oak Road. Neighbors have suggested speed humps but were denied.
On the Mark March 23, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Richmond Ave in Carney needs these signs posted on the stop signs. Better yet, Baltimore County Traffic Engineering Department, speed control measures need to be installed on Richmond Ave. The intersection at Richmond Ave and Ellis Road a 4-way stop, but anyone rarely slows down for the stop signs. Occasionally a police office will monitor the intersection while drinking coffee, but not with any regularity.

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