UPDATE (Oct. 18, 5:28 p.m.)—Three northeastern Perry Hall roadways are slated for facelifts this fall.
Councilman David Marks announced in September 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.
Roadwork for all three projects will likely begin in the first week of November, weather permitting, and last for about two weeks, Marks stated in an announcement on Thursday.
"The project includes milling, resurfacing, and potential relocation of utilities. Motorists should expect some delays during this period and plan accordingly," Marks stated in an email.
"I again thank County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for his support and funding of this infrastructure project. While there may be some short-term delays in your travel, the improvements to these three corridors are long overdue and very much appreciated," he continued.
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 in September.
"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.