Politics, Traffic

Traffic calming approved for major corridor in Seven Courts

UPDATE: The Hickoryhurst Drive traffic calming project has begun.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday evening announced that sufficient signatures had been collected to implement traffic calming along a major corridor in the Seven Courts Drive area.

Six speed bumps and raised intersections will soon be constructed along Hickoryhurst Drive and near Stoneway Place in Perry Hall.

“Baltimore County has approved a major traffic calming project that will slow motorists along one of the densest corridors in Perry Hall,” said Councilman Marks. “The signatures were collected thanks to the efforts of the Seven Courts Area Citizens on Patrol, whose tireless efforts have improved the quality of life in our community.”

Shawn King, the president of the Seven Courts Area Citizens on Patrol Program, credited the work of volunteers who solicited support over the summer.

“Even during a pandemic, the COP did not stop,” King said. “I am enormously proud of our organization that is improving the Seven Courts and Oakhurst neighborhoods.”

The $60,000 project will be built by the end of the year, weather-permitting.

Information about Baltimore County’s traffic calming program can be found here: https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/departments/publicworks/traffic/traffic_calming.html.

Not all streets will qualify, and those that do will have to meet thresholds of speed, volume and public support.

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