Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Starting in 2013, westbound Maryland Route 43 will include a new left turn lane and left exit to southbound Interstate 95.
The new year is bringing a major traffic change to Interstate 95 and White Marsh Boulevard, thanks to the ongoing I-95 Express Toll Lanes project. The new traffic pattern—which includes the addition of a left turn lane on westbound Maryland Route 43 and new left exits toward I-95—is expected to take effect on or around Jan. 4, according to roadside signs and an announcement by the Maryland Transportation Authority. Previously, all traffic from MD Route 43, also called White Marsh Boulevard, to I-95 exited on the right. The new pattern includes the following, according to the MdTA: Officials are urging caution and asking drivers to pay close attention to roadside signs. See the PDF released by the MdTA in the gallery for a diagram and …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Watch for winter weather in Western Maryland and stay focused on the road.
Winter weather in western Maryland and heavy traffic are expected throughout the long Christmas weekend. Are you prepared? Check out our traffic map above for current traffic conditions. Over 1.9 million Marylanders are expected to travel between Dec. 22 and Jan. 1, a 1.2 percent increase from last year, AAA Mid-Atlantic reports. The Maryland State Highway Administration urges drivers to call 511 or visit md511.org for updates on major incidents, delays, estimated travel times and weather conditions. The SHA offered the following safety tips: How do you avoid traffic over the holidays? Share your tips in the comments.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is working to repair the Perry Hall water leak.
UPDATE (1:50 p.m.)—A water main break on Ebenezer Road in Perry Hall caused traffic problems Thursday morning, police confirmed. According to the White Marsh police precinct, at about 7:30 a.m., seeping water that had frozen over caused a traffic accident along Ebenezer Road, between Parlo Road and Perryvale Road. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works investigated the water leak Thursday morning and found it was caused by a break in an 8-inch water main, according to department spokesman Kurt Kocher. Repairs began Thursday afternoon, Kocher said. Check Patch for updates.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The American Automobile Association estimates that 882,700 Marylanders will travel 50 miles or more Thanksgiving weekend.
Hitting the road this Thanksgiving? You're not the only one. The American Automobile Association estimates that 882,700 Marylanders will travel 50 miles or more Thanksgiving weekend—less than a half-percent increase from last year. Over 90 percent of travelers will travel by automobile. And what do they plan to do after reaching their destination? You guessed it—visiting friends and family, eating and shopping, according to the AAA. This could add congestion to the major roadways serving Perry Hall residents, namely Interstate 95 and Interstate 695. Check this article for traffic updates or follow the map on the Patch Commute page. The Maryland State Highway Administration urges drivers to call 511 or visit md511.org for traffic …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Baltimore County approved the new lighting in response to public safety concerns.
A new street light is planned east of Perry Hall Middle School, County Councilman David Marks announced. Baltimore County approved the installation near 4218 East Joppa Rd.—an area where vandalism was recently reported on utility boxes and where children often use recreational fields. According to Marks, the gap between street lights in that area was more than double its "optimal spacing" of 200 feet, with approximately 445 feet between lights near the Smith Avenue and Yvonne Avenue intersections. The light will be added to an existing utility pole by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company at no cost to the county. "This is an area frequented by many children and their parents who use the recreation fields at Perry Hall Middle and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Check out how long it will take to come home this Election Day Tuesday.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Maryland Highway Safety Office, Baltimore County Police Department and Maryland State Police plan to launch Project SOLO Friday night into Saturday.
Drunk drivers: consider yourselves warned. Starting in White Marsh, police are planning an intense all-nighter Friday into Saturday, directly through Perry Hall and Kingsville. Project SOLO, which stands for "Saving Our Loved Ones," is a joint effort of the Maryland Highway Safety Office, Baltimore County Police Department and Maryland State Police. Between 8 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 4 a.m. on Oct. 27, 15 county and state law enforcement vehicles will be stationed along the seven-mile stretch of Belair Road, between the Baltimore City line and the Harford County line, according to the press release from the Maryland Highway Safety Office. Each of the targeted areas have been "identified as high profile for impaired driving arrests and alcohol …
County Councilman David Marks requested the new exit lane lines in response to traffic outside the Perry Hall park.
Ever been stuck behind a long line of cars leaving Honeygo Run Regional Park? County Councilman David Marks hopes new painted lines at the park's access point along Honeygo Boulevard will make the experience a little easier to bear. Marks stated in an email to Patch: Right now, there are often backups as motorists leave Honeygo Park because some vehicles stop in a position that cannot be bypassed on the righthand side. To remedy this, the county will paint two 10.5-foot wide exit lanes from Honeygo Park to Honeygo Boulevard, as well as a 10.5-foot wide entrance lane. By clearly marking the lanes, there will hopefully be fewer backups for everyone who uses Honeygo Park, particularly when it is heavily used for recreation council events. …
Friday, October 19, 2012
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 …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Road projects for Chapel Road, Forge Road and Bangert Avenue could continue for two weeks.
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 …