Safety Overhaul On Eastern Boulevard: Maryland Officials Address Traffic And Speeding Concerns


The malfunctioning traffic signal detector at the Bengies Road and Eastern Boulevard intersection has been fixed. (Image Credit: Shutterstock)

BALTIMORE COUNTY - The Maryland State Highway Administration has addressed a problematic stretch of Eastern Boulevard between MD 43 and Carroll Island Road thanks to the advocacy of Delegates Ryan Nawrocki and Kathy Szeliga and Councilman David Marks.

A recent review by the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) revealed that the traffic signal detector at the Bengies Road and Eastern Boulevard intersection was malfunctioning - it has now been fixed.

"There's an alarming number of accidents, especially at the intersection of Bengies Road and Eastern Boulevard. Speeding remains a pervasive issue throughout the stretch," Nawrocki said.

The State Highway Administration also modified the signal timing at the intersection, providing more time for vehicles making a left turn from Eastern Boulevard to Bengies Road North. These updates aim to optimize traffic flow, deter aggressive driving, and bolster safety.

The inspection also determined that all other traffic control devices at the intersection were in satisfactory condition, eliminating the need for additional repairs.

Councilman David Marks supplemented these safety measures by overseeing the removal of half a ton of construction materials that had been inappropriately dumped at the intersection of Stevens Road and Miller Ave. Significant vegetation clearance was also carried out to enhance visibility for drivers.

"Eastern Avenue serves as a primary entrance to Middle River. Our collective goal is to elevate the safety and functionality of this vital corridor," Marks said.

Delegates Nawrocki and Szeliga have petitioned the State Highway Administration to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the corridor spanning from MD 43 to Carroll Island Road. The study will seek additional methods to regulate speed and amplify safety measures.

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