Baltimore County Will Install Height Monitoring Cameras To Keep Trucks Off Residential Roads


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - Baltimore County is filled with narrow, winding roads unfit for large trucks. Nevertheless, trucks ramble down streets throughout the area, causing traffic and disturbing residential neighborhoods.

The Department of Public Works announced plans to address this issue on Wednesday by installing seven height monitoring cameras at locations across the southern part of Baltimore County.

“Keeping heavy trucks off of residential roads will help keep our neighborhoods safe and our roads in good shape, improving our quality of life,” Baltimore County Council Member Todd Crandell said.

The cameras will be active 24/7, looking out for any vehicle taller than 12 feet or ten feet in the case of the camera on Benson Avenue.

Violators will receive warnings over the first 30 days; afterward, the first violation will result in a $125 fine. Second-time offenders will receive a fine of $250 and then $500 for a third violation.

Some vehicles are exempt, including school buses, public transit vehicles, emergency vehicles, trash and recycling trucks, home utility vehicles, energy vehicles, and moving trucks.

Signs will be in place warning drivers of the cameras.

They will be installed at the following locations:

  • 5000-5001 Benson Avenue at I-695, Arbutus, 21227 (northbound and southbound)
  • 3200-3201 Magnolia Avenue at Lilac Avenue, Arbutus 21227 (eastbound and westbound)
  • 500 North Point Road at Eastern Avenue (southbound) and 1101 North Point Road at Merritt Boulevard, Dundalk, 21224 (northbound)
  • 7900-7901 Wise Avenue at Lynch Road, Dundalk, 21224 (eastbound and westbound) and 8800-8801 Wise Avenue at Grays Road, Dundalk, 21224 (eastbound and westbound)
  • 2900 and 3001 Sollers Point Road at Merritt Boulevard (northbound and southbound)
  • 6801 Belclare Road at Dundalk Avenue, Dundalk, 21222 (eastbound)
  • 101 Avon Beach Road at Henry Street, Dundalk, 21222 (eastbound)
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