Councilman Marks: Intersection warning signs to be upgraded in Kingsville

KINGSVILLE, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday passed along the following letter he received from the Maryland State Highway Administration.

Dear Councilman Marks:

We are writing to follow-up on our earlier email regarding safety along US 1 (Belair Road) and Cheryl Avenue in Baltimore County. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) investigation is complete and we would like to share our findings with you.

Crash data was collected from January 1, 2016 through July 31, 2019. Findings show two reported fixed object crashes in 2018, but overall crash experience was minimal at this location. Site observations indicated that the existing black on yellow advanced intersection warnings signs are in need of replacement. These signs will be upgraded with our highly reflective, black on yellow sheeting which is quite visible to traffic during the day and at night. These warning signs will be replaced within about 90 days.

Additionally, a speed study was conducted. The findings of the study showed several vehicles driving above the posted speed limit in this area. Speeding is best corrected by enforcement. By copy of this email, we are requesting Baltimore County Police to conduct priority enforcement throughout the day. This will help to alleviate the problem with vehicles speeding.

We appreciate your interest in traffic safety along state roadways. If you have any questions or wish to discuss this request further, please feel free to contact (us).

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