Government, Traffic

Additional signage to be installed reminding motorists of U-turn safety near Gunpowder River

No U TurnBaltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that new signage would be installed to remind motorists of the dangers of making U-turns near the Great Gunpowder Falls at the Kingsville/Perry Hall boundary.

“You will be happy to know that we are making arrangements to install an additional ‘No U-turn’ sign along US-1 in the median at the entrance to the Gunpowder Falls State Park parking area,” State Highway Administration District Engineer Wendy Wolcott wrote to Marks. “The sign will be installed within 90 days. In addition to this, site observations revealed that the existing ‘No U-turn’ signs are in good condition and serving their intended purpose. These signs are located at the median break to the Park and Ride/Gunpowder Lodge, at the median break for Miller Road, and at the end of the median area just south of Miller Road. Problems with vehicles making illegal U-turns are best corrected by enforcement. By copy of this email, we are requesting Baltimore County Police to consider priority enforcement along this stretch of US-1.”

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Councilman Marks thanked the State Highway Administration for its support.

“We will work with the police to monitor this area where there have been crashes over the past several years,” said Marks.

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