Business, Politics

Councilman Marks to propose preserving wooded property near Perring Parkway

CARNEY, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will recommend downzoning seven acres of the unused alignment of Perring Parkway to Neighborhood Commons, or open space, zoning. The rezoning will prevent any development in a wooded area that stretches from Waltham Woods Road to near Proctor Lane. Homes along Covered Bridge Road back up to the alignment. “This land is owned by …


Traffic

Route 40 shut down in Joppa due to crash

JOPPA, MD—Route 40 has been shut down in the Joppa/Edgewood area. At around 10:15 p.m. on Friday night, a vehicle struck a utility police bringing power lines down along Pulaski Highway. The Maryland State Highway Administration advises that Route 40 has been shut down in both directions just west of MD-152. All lanes are closed due to power lines and …


State Highway Administration teams up with Baltimore Orioles to promote pedestrian safety

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is teaming up with the Baltimore Orioles to stress the importance of pedestrian safety to Maryland’s youngest commuters. “Ensuring the safety of students as they walk to and from school, to bus stops and through our neighborhoods is a priority,” said Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Acting Administrator …

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 …

Heavy rain could cause flooding on Thursday

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for portions of Baltimore County and Harford County. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Forecasters say a cold front will drop up to three inches of rain around the Baltimore area on Thursday and into Friday. The National Weather Service says a period of heavy rainfall is likely on Thursday and …

Long-awaited expansion of Joppa/Harford Road intersection to advance in 2020

CARNEY, MD—Construction will finally begin in 2020 on the long-awaited improvements to the intersection of Harford Road and Joppa Road in Carney, according to Councilman David Marks Initially, the work was set to begin back in 2018, but the delays involved with the opening of the new CVS located at the highly-trafficked intersection prevented the upgrades from being done until …

Snow forecast busts, sleet still in mix

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service all but admitted that their snowfall forecast for the Baltimore area was a bust on Saturday. As the morning hours passed by with little to no snow reaching the ground in many areas, the NWS tweeted out a revised forecast showing less than an inch of total accumulation for Baltimore – and that may even …

MDOT SHA pre-treats roads ahead of Saturday snow

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is closely monitoring and preparing for a weekend snow event that will affect most of the state. Crews continue to pretreat state-maintained roads in many areas. Some snow accumulation is expected, particularly in the western and northern parts of the state. As the precipitation transitions from snow to sleet …