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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The State Highway Administration project is currently funded through the design and engineering phase.
A ramp reconfiguration project along the inner loop of the Beltway at Harford Road is taking aim at reducing traffic accidents that the State Highway Administration says are mostly due to high- and low-speed traffic interacting in a weave lane. "This is a project that people have probably seen similar-type projects around the Baltimore Beltway, around the Capital Beltway. [The Harford Road interchange] is an older-style cloverleaf interchange," said David Buck, a spokesman for the State Highway Administration. "When you have a cloverleaf, you have the kind of issues we have … high-speed getting off the Beltway, low-speed traffic trying to get on. That’s not a good mix." "You get a fair amount of side swipe or rear end accidents, because …
Monday, March 19, 2012
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 …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The county approved and installed speed bumps in the Villa Cresta neighborhood this week.
Speeders beware — new traffic calming measures wereinstalled along Highpoint Road in the Villa Cresta earlier this week. "Like" Parkville-Overlea Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Fifth District Councilman David Marks told Patch that the two speed bumps are located north of Taylor Avenue and near the sharp bend in Highpoint Road. "I am very happy the county approved this traffic calming measure, which should reduce speeds near Villa Cresta Elementary School," Marks said in an email statement. "I want to thank those residents who supported the speed bumps, since these require local approval," he said. Is speeding a problem along Highpoint Road? Do you think that speed bumps will help control it? Tell us what you think in the …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
As part of a plan to improve the Beltway, state highway officials are proposing a restructuring of the Inner Loop off-ramp from I-695 to Harford Road.
UPDATED (Mar. 13, 1:27 p.m.) — A meeting concerning changes to the ramp leading from 695 to Harford Road will be held tonight at the Towson library. The meeting, to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., was organized by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council as part of their normal process and is specifically to inform the public of an amendment to the Transportation Improvement Plan to allocate funds for the project. Design work on the ramp has not begun, according to Damilola Kehinde, a regional planner with the State Highway Administration. Responding to concerns voiced by the community, a SHA offcial sent an email to members of the State delegation who represent the Parkville-Carney area. The email said: "I apologize for the timing and location of…