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Resurfacing For Chapel, Forge, Bangert in Perry Hall

Work should be completed on the roadways this fall.

Three northeastern Perry Hall roadways are slated for facelifts this fall.

Councilman David Marks on Tuesday announced plans to resurface the entire 1.1-mile stretch of Chapel Road, from Joppa to Belair Roads; the 2.9-mile stretch of Forge Road; and the .92 mile length of Bangert Avenue.

Specific dates for the projects and possible detours have not yet been released.

Marks worked to prevent and reduce planned widening projects for Chapel Road and Forge Road last year. During those processes, he emphasized the need to resurface both.

"I thank County Executive Kamenetz for supporting my request to resurface five miles of heavily-traveled roads in Perry Hall.  I would also like to thank Senator J.B. Jennings and Delegate Kathy Szeliga, both of whom have advocated for these important improvements in their district," Marks stated in a press release.

"Every day, thousands of motorists use these roads, including residents from the developing neighborhoods along the Forge Road corridor. Getting these roads improved has been a top priority," he added.

Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, added his support.

“I recognize that, like many other jurisdictions throughout the country, Baltimore County has to prioritize projects during these challenging economic times. I applaud County Executive Kamenetz and Councilman Marks for allocating resources to make improvements to roads that many of us in Perry Hall use on a regular basis,” Robinson stated in the announcement.

Do you regularly use any of these roadways? Which roads should be next on the list for resurfacing? Tell us in the comments.

JT September 25, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Does this mean we'll no longer be able to enjoy the rock-and-roll thrill ride when turning south onto Belair Road from Chapel road? It's enough to loosen the fillings in your teeth!
MD Mom September 25, 2012 at 08:27 PM
My car and I thank you Councilman Marks!
Mike M. September 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Why not install sidewalks along Forge while they are it? There are many residents that would enjoy walking to parks, stores, and the library, but are worried about walking along Forge. Have at Patchers.
David Marks September 25, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Sidewalks will be built on Forge Road when it is widened, but that project is years away. I wanted to at least get the road resurfaced in the interim.
Honeygo Hal September 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Chapel Rd. certainly needs resurfacing. I was hoping it would get a sidewalk as well. I wouldn't want to see it widened for more lanes, but the drainage ditches and the current width makes it a bit of a challenge.
NZB September 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Mr. Marks, Concerning .92 mile length of Bangert Avenue to be resurfaced...does this include any part of Bangert Street? Bangert Avenue and Bangert Street are the same road but the name changes from Street to Avenue at Forge Heights. Resurfacing is greatly needed where Bangert Sreet and Winkler Street begins down to Forge Heights. It is much more heavily used than the lower part of Bangert Avenue which dead ends[and therfore is used mostly by residents who live at that lower end. Bangert Street has been damaged due to the constant flux of heavy construction vehicles that have used that intersection to go to Perry Hall Farms and Glenside Park etc. over the last 15 years. The road has is so bad that there is no water runoff, particularly dangerous in winter when it rains and a serious black ice situation occurs right at the intersection and cars slide onto Winkler.
Evets September 26, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Fontaine Drive (off of Northwind) is also being resurfaced.
thomas gary likens September 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM
wow !!!we get a couple of inches of blacktop splased on chapel rd. so the traffic can go faster. fix the drainage and put asidewalk in MR.MARKS . before somebody gets killed on this road. don't just listen to a few thatdon't want it fixed right.
David Marks September 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Gary, thank you as always for your positive comments. At a time when there are many roads that may need improvement, I'm sure you are happy that such a well-traveled corridor in Perry Hall is getting attention, and one that in particular leads to your home. I'm sure your neighbors are happy that Baltimore County will no longer be buying or condemning their property to build what would amount to an expressway along Chapel Road. Also, it's 63,000 inches of Chapel Road that are being resurfaced.
You September 26, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Awesome! Chapel really needs it. In fact Chapel Rd could use some minor expansion in the middle portion.
BD September 26, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Mr. Marks, Is there any way to insure that the projects are done in condensed manner? When they resurfaced Joppa Road it seems that it was spread out over a long time and it took them a long time to repaint the centerline. This wasn't too bad on Joppa Road which is fairly wide. If the same thing happens on Forge Road or Chapel Road it would be much worse since these roads are so narrow. Thanks for all your work to improve the roads in Perry Hall. Forge Road is especially bad with all the patches that have been done over the last several years.
thomas gary likens September 26, 2012 at 05:49 PM
how much property are you buying from the people oncowenton and forge rds that are going to get drainage andsidewalks or was it donated by the developers?
Teresa M November 08, 2012 at 04:19 AM
What about sidewalks on Chapel Road? We could really use them there. Are there any plans for that?

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