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Rumble Strips Coming to North Perry Hall, Belair Road

Public officials hope the installation will improve public safety.

The Belair Road stretch between Honeygo Boulevard and the Gunpowder Falls State Park, straddling the line between Perry Hall and Kingsville, is slated for improvements by spring 2013.

The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to install new center line rumble strips and to replace pavement markers. The improvements were requested by State Sen. Kathy Klausmeier, Del. Eric Bromwell, and County Councilman David Marks, according to a statement recently released by Marks.

Multiple accidents have occurred along this stretch.

Most recently, in July 2012, a truck and trailer ran off Belair Road and into a forest area, causing minor injuries. And in February 2012, one woman was killed and another was hospitalized when a vehicle crossed the center line of Belair Road during a rain storm.

"I am pleased that the state will follow through on our request to improve public safety on this section of Belair Road between Perry Hall and Kingsville," Klausmeier stated in the release.

Marks added: "By improving the rumble strips and pavement markers, there will be less likelihood that motorists will cross into traffic at night and during the rain."

Which other Perry Hall roads are in need of rumble strips and pavement markers? Tell us in the comments.

Evets October 20, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Mr. Marks forgot to add, "..while talking or texting on their cellphone."
Paul Amirault October 20, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Inexpensive and probably a good thing. While they are at it, consider doing Honeygo Blvd from Cross Road to Silver Spring Rd as well.
Jeff Magness November 07, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Please explain to me how rumble strips will stop accidents on this part of the road. I live on the bend in the road and have seen many deadly accidents over the past 30 years. Rumble strips will do nothing to stop accident, will waste money, and make evry feel good to think they did the most less cost effctive thing to fix the problem YEa

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