Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Carney Improvement Association only wants right hand turns allowed from Placid Avenue onto Harford Road.
Residents leaving the Bender-Vogel development in Carney will only be allowed to make right hand turns from Placid Avenue onto Harford Road. The State Highway Administration has made the decision to limit turns from the west extension of Placid Avenue from the development, according to an email to a community leader from Councilman David Marks. "Maryland State Highway Administration District Engineer David Peake has informed our office that the state will only allow right turns, at all times, from the development at the Bender-Vogel property in Carney," Marks' email reads. Members of the Carney Improvement Association have been urging elected officials, and the State Highway Administration, to post signs at both sides of Placid Avenue’s…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The State Highway Administration will have an internal meeting about the Harford Road and Placid Avenue intersection Monday.
Meg O’Hare, president of the Carney Improvement Association, is concerned signs on Placid Avenue at the Harford Road intersection need to specify that only right hand turns are permitted, or it could result in more fatal crashes. She said the intersection has previously been the scene of fatal accidents, and that the extension of Placid Avenue east to accommodate the Bender-Vogel development currently under construction, will only lead to more accidents if the signs aren’t more explicit about left hand turns being banned. "There’s nothing in it for us other than we don’t want people killed in our community needlessly," O’Hare said. So O’Hare is urging residents to reach out to their local elected officials at the county and state level, …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Icy conditions could occur at the onset of the morning rush hour.
The Maryland State Highway Administration strongly urges motorists to avoid traveling early Thursday morning, especially before dawn. "Stay off the roads early [Thursday] morning, so that SHA crews have the opportunity to proactively treat roadways before morning rush hour," SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said in a news release. "When you step out and see ice on your doorstep, you can assume that roads will be icy as well. Also remember that conditions can change rapidly within just a few miles, and we ask motorists to remain on guard and exercise extreme caution tonight and tomorrow morning." The SHA warns that those traveling during inclement weather and poor conditions pose a threat to themselves, first responders and other drivers…
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 …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Following a meeting with the Double Rock Community Association, the Maryland State Highway Administration will put into place a plan to deal with erosion between the neighborhood and the Beltway.
The Maryland State Highway Administration is planning to undertake a $500,000 to $1 million project to fix a serious erosion issue in a Parkville neighborhood beginning in the summer of 2013. David Peake, the state agency's engineer for District 4—which includes Baltimore and Harford Counties—said that a team of engineers has evaluated the situation in the Double Rock Lane townhome community that backs up to the Baltimore Belway and decided to move forward with the project. "We’ve had an erosion problem there right off the Beltway ... if you’re heading on the inner loop, the off ramp to go southbound on Belair Road—there’s a townhome community there: Double Rock," Peake said. "Engineers have looked at the erosion and decided we need a …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The planned lane closure will allow crews to clean drainage along the ramp.
UPDATE (4:15 p.m.) — Road work on the ramp leading from northbound Harford Road to the inner loop of the Beltway has been rescheduled. Originally slated for Sunday morning, the work has been pushed forward to next weekend, according to Charlie Gischlar, a Maryland State Highway Administration spokesman. If you're planning to get onto the Beltway toward Essex from northbound Harford Road this Sunday morning, you should make alternate plans. The Maryland State Highway Administration announced that the ramp leading from northbound Harford Road to eastbound 695 will be closed Oct. 7 from 4 a.m. until noon. During that time, state crews will work to clean drainage along the ramp. If you need to get over toward the Essex area, you can always …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The State Highway Administration will begin a project this week to replace a culvert on Harford Road between Fork and Fallton.
If your commute includes the stretch of Harford Road between Fork and Fallston, you can expect delays until mid-August. Beginning this week, State Highway Administration crews will work on a $163,000 project to replace a culvert over a portion of a tributary to Little Gunpowder Falls, according to a statement from the department. Lanes will be closed as crews work from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, signifcantly impacting traffic during those hours in the area of Harford Road near Gunpowder State Park. According to a statement from the State Highway Administration, "the project includes removing an existing box culvert under Harford Road and widening a second culvert …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The work begins Sunday evening.
State contractors will close lanes of Loch Raven Boulevard beginning Sunday night to complete roadwork. Contractors will be milling and repaving northbound lanes between the Baltimore City line and Taylor Avenue. The work begins at 8 p.m. Sunday and will last through 5 a.m., and will continue with the same hours Sundays through Thursdays until the work is completed, which should take about a month, State Highway Administration spokesman Charlie Gischlar said. Crews will work on one lane of the road at a time. Watch for closures if you're driving in the area. Keep an eye on your commute with our traffic page.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Representatives dub 2011 "the year of the bridge."
At a press conference at the Maryland State Highway Administration District 4 office in Cockeysville, officials outlined major area construction that will affect motorists throughout the spring and summer months. This will include the replacement or rehabilitation of four bridges located on the Baltimore Beltway. The SHA urges drivers to check out e-Road Ready 2011 to keep up to date on road, highway and bridge work in the area. MD 140-Taneytown Pike (Harney Road to Taneytown Road) MD 140-Westminister Pike (At Gorsuch Road) MD 26-Liberty Road (Powells Run Road to Offut Road) Northbound US 29-Columbia Pike (Brokenland Parkway to MD 175) Eastbound MD 100 (MD 173 to the Howard County Line) MD 175 (MD 295, MD 713 to Rockenbach/Ridge Road and…