Joppa Road reopens to traffic

Road ClosedA portion of East Joppa Road that was closed to traffic on Wednesday due to a water main break has been reopened to traffic.

The break occurred at about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning and led to a massive sinkhole in the 4100 block of E. Joppa Road, near the intersection with Seven Courts Drive.

Crews worked throughout the night to repair the damage to a 16-inch main that was installed in 1949.

Joppa Road was shut down between Belair Road and Seven Courts for repairs.

At 6:41 a.m. on Thursday morning, Baltimore County officials stated that repairs had been completed and that the road was reopened to traffic.

 

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Essex water main break leaves nearby high school without water

Chesapeake High SchoolRepair crews were on the scene of a water main break in Essex on Tuesday morning.

The Department of Public Works says that the break took place around 7:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Turkey Point Road.

The break has left nearby Chesapeake High School without water.

DPW says hundreds of other local businesses and services are also without water.

There is currently no estimated time of repair.

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Perry Hall water main break leaves residents without water

Water Main BreakA Perry Hall water main break has left some local residents without water.

The break occurred on Monday evening along the 4800 block of Forge Road, near the intersection of Forge Road and Perry Farms Road.

Many residents along Forge Road have said they were still without water as of Wednesday morning.

The Department of Public Works has not yet provided an estimate on repair time or water restoration.

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Baltimore County seeks input on traffic calming program

Traffic_CalmingBaltimore County’s Department of Public Works is asking the public to comment on proposed revisions to the County’s Traffic Calming Program – the program which provides speed humps and pedestrian safety improvements to qualifying neighborhoods in order to slow traffic and preserve neighborhoods.

Revisions to the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (Traffic Calming’s official designation) were initiated by the Baltimore County Council earlier this year in order to expand the program’s original benefits to a larger part of the County. Since its creation thirteen years ago, Traffic Calming has been limited to qualifying residential roads with prescribed traffic volumes.

Proposed revisions to the current policy are available online. The public comment period runs through Wednesday, August 31, 2016. All questions and comments should be emailed to Keith Link, Traffic Calming Program Manager, at wlink@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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