PERRY HALL, MD – Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Tuesday that construction would begin this week on a raised intersection at Joppa Road and Carlisle Avenue in Perry Hall.
The project is a speed hump that covers the entire intersection. Its purpose is to help protect pedestrians from motorists who run or roll through stop signs.
The $45,000 initiative also includes pedestrian ramps at the corners.
“One of my priorities has been to improve safety near schools,” said Councilman Marks. “This complements the traffic calming along Ebenezer Road on the other side of Perry Hall Middle School.”
“Safe travel to and from school is a major priority for me and for the Board,” added Julie Henn, Fifth District School Board member.
“This improvement has been needed for a long time as we do not have crossing guards to assist our walking students coming from north of the middle school crossing a very busy road,” concluded Chris Fatkin, president of the Perry Hall Middle School PTSA.