6820 Montgomery Road Elkridge, MarylandTree is partly uprooted, and is leaning towards the road and power lines. BGE said not their problem, Verizon said not their problem, more rain and wind the more its leaning, it will fall into road n take out power line.· Reported by Elizabeth · Flag Flagged
6000-6098 Bauman Dr Elkridge, MD, 21075, USAHomeowners bush and tree is once again growing into traffic right-away on North bound side of Bauman Dr at corner of Ducketts Lane. The county had to trim back last year and it needs done again. The growth into road is causing vehicles traveling north on Bauman Dr into the south bound lanes. May I suggest moving or removing the bush and tree from within the county 15 ft right-away otherwise this will be a yearly safety issue...
Deborah Jean And Montgomery Road Ellicott City, Maryland
This intersection desperately needs a traffic light or stop signs.
In addition to the traffic volume addressed by the prior traffic study, the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices allows other considerations when determining whether to install a stop sign.
Per the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD):
Section 2B.07 Multi-Way Stop Applications:
Other criteria that may be considered in an engineering study include:
A. The need to control left-turn conflicts;
B. The need to control vehicle/pedestrian conflicts near locations that generate high pedestrian volumes;
C. Locations where a road user, after stopping, cannot see conflicting traffic and is not able to negotiate the intersection unless conflicting cross traffic is also required to stop; and
D. An intersection of two residential neighborhood collector
(through) streets of similar design and operating characteristics where multi-way stop control would improve traffic operational characteristics of the intersection.
Items A and C (and arguably D) are particularly relevant to this intersection.
Item A: When cars are stopped on both sides of the intersection , each trying to make a left turn or cross the road, the turns are treacherous and require the two drivers to make eye contact and communicate from across the road to avoid an accident.
Item C: This is the most compelling reason of all. This is a high speed intersection with a posted speed limit of 40MPH (and most vehicles traveling faster than that). Due to road curvature visibility is very limited making entering this intersection very dangerous. The MUTCD explicitly allows 4 way stop signs to be installed for this reason.
This is a high speed busy intersection near neighborhoods with many children and young drivers, and is nearby a school where several schoolbuses pass. The county has the opportunity to save lives with the simple installation of stop signs, and the MUTCD allows it to do so for the reasons above. The residents implore you to help.
6100 Ducketts Lane Elkridge, MarylandDucketts Lane in the 6100 block needs to be re-painted off center from homes along westbound side of roadway. Before the county placed a new water main the road was painted off center from the homes. The road is now painted down the middle forcing west bound autos into the eastbound opposing lane of traffic as homeowners park on the west side of the road. No homes driveway access on the east bound Ducketts Lane side. The road is three lanes wide and the county needs to re-establish a parking area on the west bound side and move the dividing lines to the left of center. This is a public safety issue and the county needs to act in a timely manner. The county did establish proper road markings at the new Ducketts Elementary School and the road needs to be marked the same in front of the west bound side homes to prevent traffic from being forced over the wrongly placed divider lines. Again, this is a public safety issue and the county needs to correct this before a accident occurs and the county is held responsible financially.
6063 Hanover Rd Hanover, MD, 21076, USAWith all the new communities going up directly on or near Hanover Rd, sidewalks that connect to Old Washington Rd should be installed throughout Hanover Rd. Increase vehicle traffic is making this road more dangerous to walk on and sidewalks should be installed.
Washington Blvd & Levering Ave Elkridge, MD, 21075, USASince road work was completed, months ago, at the intersection of Washington Blvd and Levering Ave, the left turn signal for south bound traffic to turn on to Levering Ave always gets the left arrow regardless of whether there is traffic in the turn lane or not. This causes an unnecessary delay for the traffic proceeding north. I suspect the device that triggers the left turn arrow was damaged during the road work project. This may seem like a petty complaint, however, it is annoying for those who travel that section of Rte 1 multiple time per day.
6070 Old Washington Rd Elkridge, MD 21075, USAPlease repaint the crosswalk at this intersection and replace the sign indicating a crosswalk. With all the new building this road had become more busy and harder to cross. Plus adding a crosswalk would help with the safety of students at both schools on this road and would help slow traffic down.
- Acknowledged by: Howard County, MD (Tell HoCo)